Air Busan eyes Busan-Manila flights this summer

Aviation Updates Philippines – South Korean airline Air Busan plans to embark on an international route expansion program as it eyes to launch Manila-Busan flights, among other new Asian routes, starting April 2020.
PLANNING TO FLY TO KOREA? Air Busan gives you another option to fly cheaper to Busan, South Korea as it launches direct services from the Philippine capital Manila. Photo from Pulse News KR.
Flights from Seoul-Incheon to Nagoya, Osaka-Kansai, and Tokyo-Narita are all planned to start on April 16, 2020. Additionally, Air Busan will also launch Busan-Manila and Busan-Ho Chi Minh City services beginning April 22, 2020, and April 23, 2020, respectively.

All new flights will fly daily.

The Airbus A321 fleet, with a seating capacity that ranges from 191 to 220 seats, will be deployed for its flights to Japan and Korea. However, a slightly smaller Airbus A320 aircraft, configured in an all-economy 162-seat setting, will be used for flights to Manila.

According to Routesonline, flight BX-717 will depart from Busan at 9:05 pm local time. After a four-hour-long flight, BX-717 will arrive in the Philippines at midnight. The return flight, BX-718, will depart from Manila at 1:10 am local time and will arrive back in Busan at 6:05 am local time.

Some of these newly filed flights are unavailable for booking currently. However, ticket reservations are expected to commence soon.

Air Busan presently flies daily from Busan to Mactan-Cebu while it flies four times weekly to Kalibo, the gateway to the world-renowned Boracay Island.