Airplane passenger numbers hit record high on foreign tourism

The number of airplane passengers in South
Korea reached a record-high last month… mainly due to a growing number of foreign
tourists and the rise of domestic low-cost carriers. Data released Sunday by the transport ministry
show passenger numbers climbed in October by nearly seven-percent from the same month
last year to around ten-point-one-million. In particular, the ministry cited a soaring
number of Chinese visitors to Korea, which increased by 12-percent on-year in October
to reach a monthly record of more than 7-point-3-million.

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