Bei­jing-Seoul spat spreads to air­lines

New Straits Times - - Business World -

Air­line op­er­a­tors have cut some routes be­tween China and South Korea as the fall­out spread yes­ter­day from a diplo­matic row over Seoul’s plans to de­ploy an Amer­i­can mis­sile de­fence sys­tem. South Korea’s Easter Jet Inc said it was stop­ping flights be­tween Cheong ju and tourist hotspot Jeju with Chi­nese cities in­clud­ing Ningbo, Jin­jiang and Harbin. This fol­lowed Car­ni­val’s Costa Cruises and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd can­celling South Korean port vis­its by their China-based cruises.

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