Air Busan launched its first flight on the Incheon-Vladivostok route on February 5.
Air Busan’s route from Incheon to Vladivostok departs Incheon at 11:15 a.m. every other Saturday and arrives in Vladivostok at 3 p.m. The return flight departs from Vladivostok at 6:05 p.m. on Saturday and arrives in Incheon at 8 p.m. . The aircraft type is A320.
This flight is expected to increase the convenience of passengers. According to the Air Portal of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the Incheon-Vladivostok route in 2021 was operated only by Russian national airlines, and the number of passengers recorded 18,627. Air Busan said, “The Incheon-Vladivostok route, which has high commercial demand, will improve convenience for passengers and serve as a catalyst for cooperation and exchange between Korea and Russia.” He also hinted at the revitalization of the local economy, noting that it is possible to design travel products with different departures and destinations from Busan and the Seoul metropolitan area if international flights at Gimhae Airport are expanded. To commemorate the new flight, Air Busan will expand the free checked baggage allowance from 15kg to 23kg to customers who purchase tickets and board by June.
Meanwhile, Air Busan is currently operating the Busan-Vladivostok route. When entering Russia, you must bring a PCR negative confirmation in English that has been tested within 48 hours of your local arrival time. Koreans can enter Korea without a visa.