Korean Air Lines Co Ltd and Asiana Airlines Inc have announced that they will resume normal flight operations from August after having cut back on flights due to the MERS outbreak.
The MERS outbreak in South Korea was the largest outside of Saudi Arabia. With 186 infections and 36 deaths, thousand of tourists stopped visited the country, there have been no new cases reported since July 4th.
Korean Air had suspended or reduced operations to Japan and China in June and July, while Asiana suspended or cut service routes to Japan, China and a few Southeast Asian destinations in response to the outbreak and fears of the virus spreading.
By Fiona Carty