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    A beautifully designed airport

    by shavy Updated Mar 7, 2015

    Most airports are purely and simply the entry and exit gate for travelers without fuss. However, more and more cities that spend extra money on hiring top architects to ensure that the simple structure of the gates and arrival halls will be transformed into an irresistible backdrop. And Incheon is one of the structural airport

    Incheon International Airport, to be found in many reviews as one of the best airports. Besides that it is comfortable and inviting, it is intended that it also gives a picture of Korean culture mixed with a futuristic look. In terminal building you'll find all what you need. Ticket booth for ground transportation to Seoul City, I see two offices of car rental. And of course the most important thing that visitors need, is the information center

    Facilities at Seoul Incheon International Airport are extensive and excellent and provide many just to keep even the weariest of tourists busy all the time. Comprising more than 40 varied stores onsite, shopping is a definitely delightful pleasure and the most popular outlets feature Duty Free. Travelers who are seeking something delicious to eat will be able to find a large variety of choices. The well-known noodles are the most favorite firms in the Seoul Incheon Airport

    The airport terminal includes 5 floors: starting with B1 until the 4th floor. Its passengers and even guests are both welcome to use the arrival and the departure floor. Actually there are specially designed areas for passengers only, for example Concourse A, where all foreign airlines arrive and depart. Concourse A can be visited when coming from the main terminal. Speaking of airport facilities, there is also designed the children’s play area for kids of 3 to 10 years old, the massage and the shower room

    Incheon’s Airport massive curved main terminal is mainly devoted to domestic airlines, like Korean Air, while the smaller, rectangular concourse, that is functioning, is used by foreign airlines. An automated passenger mover, known as the starline takes the passengers quickly between these two facilities, that is running every five minutes.

    Interior design
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    From the airport to Seoul

    by lotharscheer Updated Dec 2, 2014

    Cheapest is by AREX all stop train from the 3950 Won (Hongik University for instance) plus 500 deposit (you get it back when leaving the station if you drop the ticket in a machine) or more if you change to an other metro line going further away (the metro ticket price is based on distance, basic price is 1150 Won plus 500 deposit, good for several stations including a change of line). Look before which metro station is best for you, write the name down (there are a lot of quite similar station names) and if you have to change line also the name of the last station of that line. In the train stations are announced in english, also the display showing the next stop switches between english and korean, quite easy to use.
    More comfortable and a little faster is the AREX express train special price until 31. of December later maybe 14500 Won.
    There are also several buses to town, deluxe airport bus 14000 to 15000 Won, regular airport bus 9000 to 10000 Won.

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    Incheon Airport

    by xaver Updated Oct 24, 2014

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    Before coming to Seoul I read many great reviews about Incheon airport considered to be on the top 5 of the best airports in the world. I read the check out was done normally in 12 minuts from the disembark. Well everyting was very fast but it took anyway 25 minuts to get the lagguage, very fast for my standard (in Rome you are lucky if you check out in 40 minuts) but not the 12 minuts I read about.

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    Asiana Airlines

    by Ewingjr98 Written Sep 2, 2014

    Asiana Airlines was founded in 1988 under the name Seoul Air International. Now a member of Star Alliance, Asiana has 84 aircraft that fly to 98 cities in 28 countries. Since 2009, Asiana has earned numerous airline industry awards including best airline in the world multiple times. Asiana Airlines aircraft are recognizable by their distinctive red, yellow and blue tales.

    Flying over Seoul on Asiana 88 Olympic Park from an Asiana flight

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    Korean Air

    by Ewingjr98 Written Aug 15, 2014

    Korean Air is South Korea's largest airline and one of the top 20 airlines in the world. Its hub location is at Incheon International Airport, and its maintenance facilities are at Gimhae Airport in Busan. From the 1970s through the 1990s, Korean Air suffered a number of fatal accidents, but since then, it's reputation has improved as its safety record rebounded.

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    Incheon Airport

    by Ewingjr98 Updated May 3, 2013

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    Incheon Airport is the gateway to Korea. It is located an hour west of Seoul, on an island outside of Incheon. Incheon is a beautiful, modern airport that opened in 2002, just in time for the World Cup. Incheon's 35 million passengers per year makes it the eighth busiest airport in the world.

    The airport has been named the world's best airport each year from 2005-2012. Its features include an ice rink, on-site spa, a small movie theater, free shower facilities, a library, and a multitude of restaurants and duty free shops. There is also a free shuttle to nearby golf courses and a casino.

    To get from Incheon Airport to Seoul take a bus, taxi, or the new subway line called AREX. The distance from Seoul to the airport is just 30 miles, but plan on about an hour no matter which mode of transport you choose.

    Korea arrival and departure card Flying into Incheon

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    Kimpo (Gimpo Airport) Old International Airport

    by machomikemd Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Kimpo was the former Premier Airport Hub of Seoul until 2001 when Incheon Airport took over and nowadays it is used mailny for domestic flights and few international flights to Japan. the airport is located at 274 Gwahae-dong, Ganseo-gu, Seoul and is also connected to incheon via a railway. I have found some of my old pictures of the airport to paste here.

    reminiscing Old Picture here hehe to immigration for 1 day transit stay then
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    Gimpo ( Kimpo ) Airport

    by jckim Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Gimpo international airport was the First airports in Korea. now Incheon international airport was main gate international airport of Korea. Gimpo international airport operation to domestic lines and part of international lines

    Gimpo airport of domestic city to;
    Busan, Daegu, Gwangju, Mokpo, Ulsan, Jeju, Incheon, Gunsan, Pohang, Jinju, Yeosu, Wonju, Cheongju, Yecheon, Yangyang.

    Subway Line 5, Gimpo Int'l airport Stn.

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    Fly from Singapore to Seoul

    by jackiesg Written Dec 4, 2010

    From what I know, the only direct flights from Singapore to Seoul are available only by Korean Air, Asiana and Singapore Airline. Flight duration was about hrs with an hour of timing difference (when it's 6am in SG, it's 7 am in Seoul)

    From the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Republic of Singapore's website: "Singapore nationals travelling to Korea for a period of up to 90 days do not need a visa under the Visa Exemption Agreement between the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Singapore . "

    Bibimbap served on Asiana Air flight.

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    Korean Airlines

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 22, 2008

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    Korean Airlines is largest airline based in South Korea, it operates a network that links Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, North America to its hub at Incheon International Airport and its domestic hub at Gimpo International Airport.It flies to about 110 cities in more than 30 countries worldwide. The Asia/Pacific region and the US account for most of its traffic. The airline extends its network as part of the SkyTeam global marketing and code-sharing alliance, which is led by Delta Air Lines and Air France. (Code-sharing allows carriers to sell tickets on one another's flights.)

    Incidentally, it provides the cheapest fare to South Korea



    Inside Korea: 1588-2001
    From US and Canada: +1-800-438-5000 (Toll Free)
    From Overseas: +1-213-484-1900

    Prestige Class (Business Class) What else? More hehe sleep
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    Incheon Airport

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 22, 2008

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    The airport is located 52km (32 miles) from Seoul at 2850 Unseo-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon City 400-700. It is connected to seoul via the Seoul International Airport Expressway (you pay tolls for it) It is the Main Gateway to South Korea and the Main Hubs of Korean Air and Asiana Airlines and since 2001 has replaced the old gimpo airport (which is now a domestic airport) as the flagship airport of south korea. The terminal has 44 boarding ports (all of which can accommodate the new Airbus 380), 50 customs inspection ports, 2 biological quarantine counters, 6 stationary and 14 portable passenger quarantine counters, 120 arrival passport inspection counters, 8 arrival security ports, 28 departure security ports, 252 check in counters, and 120 departure passport inspection counters.

    Regular, deluxe and jumbo taxis (for up to nine people) can be hired at the airport (journey time to central Seoul - 50 minutes). Taxi stands are situated at the Arrivals floor exit (airport taxis costs about 55,000 won one way to seoul including toll fee!)

    Huge Hub Arrival Area of Incheon Airport Departure Area Huge! Outside
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    Incheon Airport

    by hangerrat72 Updated Mar 13, 2007

    Our family had a lay-over enroute to Manila, Philippines and I must say that this has been the cleanest airport I have ever been in, not to mention the BIGGEST.
    Anyone who has been here I'm sure will attest that if you're a person that loves to shop, then this is the airport for you. Many, Many, MANY stores in this aiport make this almost like a gigantic shopping mall....However, keep in mind the exchange rate US vs. Korea....expensive!!!

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    Korean airways

    by mccrorj Written Aug 13, 2006

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    I flew with Korean airways into Incheon and would like to say that they were attentive, pleasant and very efficient. I would not hesitate to use them again. I have now travelled on many airlines (all in economy unfortunately) and would place this airline at the top of the pile from my experience.

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    Incheon International Airport

    by Blatherwick Written Mar 6, 2006

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    Nearly all international flights to Seoul land at the Incheon International Airport which is located west of Seoul. Korea has two major airlines which use this airport as a hub. These are Korean Air and Asiana Airlines. Both airlines provide decent service at the best prices to travel to Asia from North America. I give the nod to Asiana as the slightly better airline due to its quality of service.

    To get to Seoul you can take a taxi (around W40000/60000 regular/deluxe), or one of the various shuttle buses (60 minutes plus, W8000-12000). There are two main varieties of shuttle bus: one operated by Korean Airlines which services major hotels directly, the other being part of Seoul's public transport system and going to various points in the city. Consult the big maps to figure out which route best suits your needs; you can then find the shuttles outside 1st floor arrivals. It is about one hour to Seoul.

    A train link to the airport is under construction. Continual delays have pushed back the scheduled opening of the section between the airport and Gimpo to March 2007, the final stretch to Seoul Station projected to open by 2010.

    Asiana Airlines 777 Korean Airlines 777

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    Airline of South Korea

    by perseushermes Updated Feb 26, 2006

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    Which airline to take to Seoul, South Korea?
    South Korea has two major airlines ~ Korean Air and Asiana Airlines.

    Korean Air is with the SkyTeam partnership with Aeromexico, Air France-KLM, Alitalia, Continental Airlines, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Korean Air and Northwest .
    Aseanna is with the Star Alliance partnership with L ufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Spanair, TAP and lots more (check StarAlliance

    We took Korean Air was because it had a code share with Malaysia Airlines.
    Nice ....

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