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2nd biggest S.Korean airline to increase flights to S'pore

IANS | November 08, 2021 10:32 AM

SEOUL: Asiana Airlines Inc., South Korea's second-biggest airline, said on Monday that it will increase the number of flights to Singapore starting this month as the two countries recently signed a travel bubble agreement.

Asiana has been operating three flights a week -- on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays -- on the Singapore route, and passengers are required to undergo a two-week mandatory quarantine in both countries, reports Yonhap News Agency.

Under the agreement, Asiana will add one flight on Saturdays starting November 15 and another on Sundays beginning December 1 to keep pace with the increasing outbound travel demand amid the nationwide vaccination campaign, the company said in a statement.

Starting November 15, those who have had two weeks elapse since their second round of vaccinations and submit negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results will be exempt from the mandatory self-isolation, it said.

The quarantine-free vaccinated travel lane (VTL) will be available for flights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, but the VTL won't be applied to flights on Saturdays, the company said.

"It means only fully vaccinated people who tested negative in the PCR coronavirus test will be allowed to use the VTL," a company spokesman said.

In July, the carrier resumed flights to Saipan under the travel bubble agreement.

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