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Flights from Gimhae International

Gimhae International Airport, located on Gangseo-gu at the west end of Busan, is the third most important airport in South Korea. It operates several scheduled domestic and international flights. It serves as the primary hub for Air Busan. Its runway 18L/36R is exclusively used for military purposes. Its domestic operations mainly include flights from Seoul Gimpo, Seoul Incheon Airport, and Jeju Island while its international flights are mainly from major cities in China, Japan, Philippines, and Vietnam, as well as a number of flights to Macau, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Saipan, Thailand, and Russia. The airport handled 9,671,381 passengers in 2013.

Where to go

Busan is the second largest city and largest seaport in South Korea. It also hosts the renowned international film festival every year. People who find themselves seeking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, like Seoul, come to the laidback comforts of Busan. It is home to plenty of beaches, hot springs, and nature reserves, as well as local and international events. The beautiful temple of Beomeo-Sa boasts impressive architecture, complemented by a stunning mountain backdrop. There’s also the boulder and rock-carved Seokbulsa Temple, the gorgeously designed Nogada/Radio Bar, the famous Haeundae beach, the popular Busan Cinema Theatre (which has the longest free cantilever roof in the world), Spa Land, one of the largest public baths in the world, and Shinsegae Centum City, the largest shopping and entertainment complex in the world. Taste Busan’s famous local staple, pajeon (green onion pancake) in Dongnae, a gorgeous place where you can enjoy traditional Busan dishes. Seafood lovers will surely delight in Jagalchi Fish Market’s array of seafood.

Short Haul

Shanghai is the largest and the most developed metropolis in Mainland China and it also serves as one of the country’s main industrial hubs. The city exudes a blend of eastern and western influences, best seen in its structures and buildings mixed with both traditional Chinese and European design. Not to mention, Shanghai houses one of the vastest collections of Art Deco buildings in the world. The top attractions in Shanghai include the renovated Old Street, which dates back to the Qing dynasty;

Shanghai Museum’s several galleries depicting the art, history, culture, and heritage of China; Yùyuán Gardens’ premier sights; Jade Buddha Temple, one of the few remaining active Buddhist monasteries in the city; Glamour Bar, one of most famous watering holes in Shanghai; the quaint Duolun Road Cultural Street; best live jazz performances at the Cotton Club; and the famous fried dumplings, coated with sesame seed and scallion in Yang’s Fry Dumplings.

Long Haul

Saint Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is one of the world’s best tourist destinations, known for its natural sceneries, historic centres, massive art collections, and stunning buildings. The immensely popular State Hermitage Museum is home to one of the grandest, oldest, and largest collections of art, antiquities, and treasures. The vividly remarkable and lavishly decorated St Isaac's Cathedral, easily recognised for its golden dome, is part of the city’s skyline and also functions as a museum and a host on religious events and holidays. Mariinsky Theatre is a majestic venue for equally excellent ballet and opera. The Peter and Paul Cathedral used to be a fortress and is now a historic site which offers panoramic views of the city. The oldest communal banya (hot bath) in Saint Petersburg is Mytninskiye Bani, which is heated by a wood furnace and has a parilka (steam room) and plunge pool, plus a private banya and a luxurious lounge area.

How to get out

The airlines that operate in and out of Gimhae International Airport in Busan include Aeroflot, AirAsia X, Air Busan, Air China, Asiana Airlines, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, Dragonair, Japan Airlines, Jeju Air, Korean Air, Lao Airlines, Myanmar Airways International, Peach, Philippine Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Thai Airways, and Vietnam Airlines.  

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