Hana, all, yellow, 3,000~4,000 departures by the end of the year
The number of customers increased mainly in Europe and Saipan, and 100% in the US
September international passengers increased by 46% to 290,000, four times Saipan
Starting in September, as the sentiment for overseas travel revived, international flights also began to revitalize. Expectations for the remainder of the fourth quarter are growing as the number of passengers increases mainly on routes to the US, Germany, UAE, France and Russia. In addition, as the number of trips to Saipan, the travel bubble, increases, package tour companies are also emerging from the worst situation.
According to Incheon International Airport Corporation’s September aviation statistics, the number of international passengers was 277,435, an increase of 46% compared to the same period of the previous year. Looking at the main routes, the US +82.5% (84,133 people), Germany +221.5% (12,521 people), United Arab Emirates +84.2% (1874 people), France +53.4% (5,932 people), Russia + 509.1% (5,841 persons) and so on. On the Saipan route, 2,118 people used it, up 344.9%, and 264.7% more than in August of this year (405 people). Although it is still a small number compared to 2019, the industry did not hide its expectations, saying that a significantly different atmosphere was detected from 2020.
After mid-October, the situation is likely to get better. Looking at the package reservations from October 18 to December 31 (as of October 14) at major travel agencies such as Hana Tour, Mode Tour, Yellow Balloon, and Very Good Travel, 3,000 to 4,000 consumers per company are expected to leave the country ahead of departure. have. Even Kyowon KRT and others have already confirmed the departure of next year’s Lunar New Year holiday products. Of course, there is room for cancellation with more than a month left before departure, but compared to the same period last year, it can be seen that the travel sentiment has significantly improved.
“Reservations are concentrated in Europe, Guam, and Saipan,” said an official from Very Good Travel. “Europe reservations are increasing by 100 to 200 people a day,” he explained.
US demand is also showing positive signs. As the vaccination rate increases, the sentiment for overseas travel is gradually recovering, and the demand for airline tickets and hotel reservations using the Yellow Balloon Free Travel Platform is increasing. An official from Airline A also said, “Business demand is likely to increase in earnest as Samsung Electronics allows business trips to the United States.” In addition, if travel to Asia such as Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan becomes smooth, starting with Singapore in mid-November, sentiment and demand for overseas travel are expected to recover rapidly.
On the other hand, domestic air travel has also been gradually emerging from the fourth wave. According to the statistics of Korea Airports Corporation, the number of domestic passengers in September was 2,556,855, an increase of 37.3% compared to the same period of the previous year. In particular, it recovered to a level exceeding the number of passengers (2,556,260) in September 2019, before the corona virus. All major routes such as Gimpo-Jeju, Gimpo-Gimhae, and Gimhae-Jeju increased by more than 20%.
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