South Korea has signed a preliminary agreement with Latvia to launch a direct flight route between the two countries. Opening a direct air route had been agreed in the summit talks between Korea and Latvia in February when Latvia’s president came to the country to attend the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport on Sunday, Korea and Latvia agreed to run three flights a week in meeting held on April 5 to 6 in Riga, the capital city of Latvia.
Until flight schedule becomes fixed, Korean passengers will be allowed code-sharing for travels to the Baltic state. Code sharing is an arrangement that allows carriers to jointly sell seats of their flights by publishing and marketing the flight under their own airline designator and flight number.
The new direct flights to Latvia will help to stimulate visits to the Baltic region in general, the ministry said. Latvia was freed from Soviet Republic in 1941.
By Lee Ji-yong and Lee Ha-yeon
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