Air travellers can now enjoy more flights between South Korea and the Philippines after the two sides agreed to lift the current quota ceiling of 31,500 seats per week to enable an unlimited number of flights.
This development was announced by Seoul’s Transport Ministry which came after aviation talks with the Philippines.
However, the quota remains at 20,000 seats a week for flights to Manila. The Ministry clarified the flight volume to and from Manila is enough for now.
South Korean carriers are currently consuming the entire weekly quota while Philippine airlines are also using their maximum quota of 26,800 seats.
With the rise of low-cost carriers, there have been numerous requests in South Korea to expand flights to the Philippines.