South Korea, China agree on open-sky deal

South Korea and China agreed on a partial open-sky pact that will almost double the number of flights by South Korean airlines to China, the Ministry of Construction and Transportation said. The agreement, reached at the latest aviation talks between Seoul and Beijing in the Chinese city of Weihai, calls for South Korea to open all of its commercial airspace to all Chinese airlines leaving Shangdong Province, while South Korean flag carriers will gain unrestricted access to the eastern province.

It also allows for access to new cities and an increase in flights to existing destinations.