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16,000 passengers boarded flights to nowhere for obligation free splurge

2021-06-16 05:01:00

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THE WHAT? Nearly 16,000 passengers have boarded 152 flights ‘to nowhere’ to be able to bask in a tax free procuring spree, in line with a report printed by The Korea Herald quoting information from the Korea Customs Service.

THE DETAILS Seven Korean airways are providing the particular flights, which take off and land in Korea however enter abroad airspace with out touchdown to be able to make the most of a duty-free loophole.

The common occupancy of the flights is 73.5 p.c, per The Korea Herald, some 3 times larger than the common charge for worldwide flights underneath peculiar circumstances. Passengers on these shuttles have spent some KRW22.8 billion over a six-month interval, spending KRW1.42 million per head, on common.

Gross sales of cosmetics hit KRW6.1 billion, whereas luggage to the tune of KRW4 billion have been rung by way of and perfume gross sales reached KRW2.5 billion.

THE WHY? The Korea Customs Service advised The Korea Herald that it’s ‘actively supporting the airline and duty-free industries to beat the pandemic-related stoop by offering worldwide sightseeing flights with fast customs clearance’.

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