Serving as the secondary airport in South Korea’s capital city, Seoul Gimpo International Airport receives mostly domestic and regional service from several airline companies. The limited service at Gimpo International Airport is because of the busy operations in Incheon International Airport, the main airport serving Seoul.
Seoul Gimpo International Airport is still considered a major hub for Korean Airlines. The flag carrier for South Korea offers domestic service to cities like Busan, Jeju, Gwangju, Pohang, and Ulsan. The international service offered by Korean Air connects Seoul with some of the largest airports in the People’s Republic of China. South Korea’s national airline offers direct flights to Beijing Capital International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Osaka-Kansai International Airport and Tokyo-Haneda International Airport are major Japanese destinations offered by the Korean Air service at Seoul Gimpo International Airport.
Several other South Korean airline companies serve Seoul Gimpo International Airport. However, all of these airlines mostly specialize in domestic and regional service within Asia. As the second largest airline in South Korea, Asian Airlines operates a similar domestic and international schedule to the one offered by Korean Air. Eastar Jet, Jin Air, Jeju Air, and T’Way Airlines offer low cost airfare within South Korea. Additionally, Air Busan takes passengers at Gimpo International Airport to the company’s home in South Korea’s second biggest city of Busan.
Some of the largest airline companies from China operate at Seoul Gimpo International Airport. The Chinese flag carrier Air China offers flights to Beijing. China Southern Airlines also offers regional service between Seoul and China’s capital city. China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines invite customers to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.
The neighboring nation of Taiwan is connected to Seoul thanks to two major Taiwanese airlines. China Airlines and EVA Airways invite passengers to Taipei Songshan International Airport.
All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines are the only other international carriers serving Seoul’s secondary airport. All Nippon Airways, which is Japan’s biggest airline company, offers flights to Tokyo-Haneda International Airport. This airport in Tokyo is also accessible via Japan Airlines, which is the official national airline for Japan. The Osaka-Kansai region is also accessible through Japan’s flag carrier.
To access other destinations in Asia and other regions of the world, passengers at Seoul Gimpo International Airport will have to make transfers at major international airports such as in China and Japan. Those airports are literally served by dozens of airlines from all over the world.