SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Yonhap) — A record number of passengers went abroad via Incheon International Airport over the weekend as the extended holiday prompted a jump in overseas travel, the airport’s operator announced Monday.
The airport recorded 114,751 outbound travelers Saturday, when the 10-day holiday season began. It was the most since July 30, when the number was 109,918.
The record was broken again Sunday, with 116,112 passengers going abroad.
The airport expects an average 177,586 to use it per day during the 10 days, which include the Chuseok (harvest) holiday, similar to Thanksgiving in the United States, as well as other national and one-time holidays plus weekends.