Over 200 flights delayed or canceled due to heavy snow on Jeju

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea, :More than 200 flights were canceled or delayed at Jeju International Airport on Sunday due to heavy snowfall and strong winds, authorities said.

According to the Korea Airports Corp. (KAC), 197 flights departing from or bound for the gateway to the country's southern resort island of Jeju were delayed and another 20 were canceled as of 6 p.m., as the country's weather agency issued warnings for snow and strong winds on the island and other regions.

The KAC said additional delays or cancellations could take place depending on weather conditions and its snow removal work.

It was estimated that about 3.1 centimeters of snow have fallen at and around the airport. More snow and strong winds are expected in the days to come.

The massive flight disruption took place less than a month after thousands of passengers were stranded at the resort island due to a snowstorm.

Source: Yonhap News Agency