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Korean LCCs deploy widebodies in summer capacity ramp-up | News

Two South Korean low-cost operators are ramping up international flying, coinciding with the peak summer travel period and as the country eases travel restrictions. 

In separate statements, Jin Air and T’way Air will also deploy widebodies across their network in anticipation of an upswing in demand. 

Korean Air sister company Jin Air will from 22 July operate its Boeing 777-200ERs on three routes from Seoul Incheon: Clark in the Philippines, Guam, as well as Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia. 

The carrier adds that the widebodies will add around 52% more seats on the three routes, which it will operate daily. 

Jin Air in mid-June was the first carrier in Asia-Pacific to disclose plans to return its Pratt & Whitney PW4000-powered 777s to service, after a year-long grounding. The carrier has four 777-200ERs in its fleet, according to Cirium fleets data. 

Jin Air also announced it will be resuming flights to Kalibo in the Philippines….

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