Joanna Lu, Head of Advisory Asia, looks at seat capacity data to assess the impact of China’s curbs on tourists to South Korea.

As we review developments in Asia’s air transport sector, the recent ban on tour groups to South Korea introduced by the Chinese government that came into effect on 15 March has caught the industry’s attention. The ban follows China’s opposition to the deployment of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system in South Korea after increased tension with North Korea.

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