Asiana to cancel flights to Fukushima over radiation fears
SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea's second-largest carrier Asiana Airlines said on Wednesday it was cancelling charter flights to Fukushima in Japan from October due to radiation fears from the crippled nuclear plant there.
Asiana currently operates two return flights a month to Fukushima under a lease deal that expires at the end of September.
"The service will be halted in October and a decision will then be taken on whether to extend the cancellation depending on conditions," an Asian spokeswoman told AFP.
"Passengers are clearly anxious and we are paying close attention to all reports on nuclear reactor pollution levels at Fukushima," the spokesman said.