S.Korea boosts summer flights

The South Korean government said Friday that it has authorized a slight increase in international flights during the summer travel season. The measure, which will cover from March 26 to Oct. 28, will affect both South Korean flag carriers and foreign airlines operating out of the country, the Ministry of Construction and Transportation said.

* A total of 60 foreign airlines are expected to fly in and out of South Korea, along with KOREAN AIR and ASIANA AIRLINES, during the period, it said.

* Ministry officials said they have approved a total of 1,795 flights on 254 routes per week for the six-month period, which represents a drop of eight routes, compared to the previous season that ran from Oct. 30 to March 25, but an increase of 66 flights.