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Temporary flights to bring residents of China stuck in S. Korea back home
Korean Air Lines and Xiamen Airlines will operate seven flights from Incheon to Qingdao, Zhengzhou, and Xiamen until Oct. 15 to allow South Koreans residing in China to travel back to China.
The COVID-19 crisis brought down the number of regular flights between South Korea and China from 1,164 a week last year to 21 per week last month.
The number of regular flight routes also plummeted from 84 per week last year to 16 a week in August.
The flight schedules are subject to change based on each countries' coronavirus situation.
Passengers are required to submit results of their coronavirus tests conducted within 72 hours before boarding and follow guidelines.
The South Korean government vowed to continue consulting with China in adding more flight routes and reducing inconveniences in air ticket purchases.