The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said it will investigate the local low-cost airline, Air Busan for violating the ministry’s notification on the passenger protection code and having them waiting inside the plane for multiple hours.
Three days ago, on the 25th, two Air Busan flights heading to Gimhae International Airport from Taiwan and Cambodia, took a turn to stop at Incheon international airport due to heavy fog in Busan and South Gyeongsang regions.
The planes stalled at the airport for 6 and 7 hours, respectively.
Air Busan has since been criticized by the public for making the passenger wait, and for telling them that the planes will depart whenever the weather gets better in Busan.
According to the protection code for air transport users released by the Ministry of in January of this year, the airlines should not let the passengers of domestic and international flights wait on board for more than 3 hours and 4 hours respectively.