After a three month suspension, South Korean budget carrier Jeju Air is resuming flights between Seoul and Tokyo in mid-November.

The airline announced it will resume the route with a once-weekly flight from Seoul-Incheon to Tokyo-Narita on November 21.

Jeju Air's earlier suspended the route in August due to the air travel demand downturn amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While the flights to Tokyo were suspended, it continued to operate flights between Incheon and Osaka.

Travel to Japan saw a decline due to travel restrictions each way, though last month both countries have agreed to special entry procedures for business and long-term visitors/residents. Japan lowered its warning level for nine countries including South Korea from Level 3 (avoid travel) to Level 2 (advised to refrain from travel).

With the resumption of flights to Tokyo, Jeju Air is also operating four other international routes (Weihai, Osaka, Manila, and Harbin) along with eight domestic routes.

The airline has previously suspended most of its 76 international routes since March in response to the entry restrictions by countries within the region.


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