Korean Airport Reopens to Int’l Ops

 - February 1, 2007, 9:19 AM

Gimpo Airport, formerly known as Kimpo Airport, located near downtown Seoul, South Korea, reopened last month to international business aircraft operations. The airport had been open to domestic flights only since Inchon International Airport, 32 miles from downtown Seoul, opened in March 2001. Gimpo operating hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The customs and immigration clearance office operates between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Catering orders will incur an extra $100 in delivery charges because the catering facility is still in Inchon, some 40 minutes away. In case all self-turning spots are taken on the ramp, operators are advised to carry a towbar. For more information, contact Hansang Kim, manager of Korean Business Air Service, at sm.son@kbas.com.