Fly Gangwon is a Korean low-cost carrier (LCC) that was founded in 2016 but commenced operations on November 2019. With just two months of operations, the LCC carried 23 thousand passengers in 2019. The business was established to help connect the Korean province of Gangwon-do to destinations across China, Japan, Taiwan, wider Korea and Southeast Asia. The airline hopes that through this business venture it will help to promote tourism in the future. It would love to increase the market share of the company, successfully completing with other carriers in the market. However, the company core focus remains to be the safety of the passengers and ensuring all passengers enjoy the destinations that the airline serves. The airline operates a Boeing fleet with 2 B737-800 aircraft and operates from its hub at Yangyang International Airport
As of January 2022, the airline currently only operates services across Korea.
|Republic of Korea||Yangyang||Yangyang International Airport|
|Republic of Korea||Jeju||Jeju International Airport|
|Republic of Korea||Daegu||Daegu International Airport|
Fly Gangwon additionally has ambitious plans to expand their route network across Asia, however, these have been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the airline's international routes have been suspended due to current entry requirements imposed due to the pandemic. Suspended and planned routes include
|Philippines||Clark||Clark International Airport|
|Taiwan||Kaohsiung||Kaohsiung International Airport|
|Taiwan||Taichung||Taichung International Airport|
|Taiwan||Taipei||Taoyuan International Airport|
|Vietnam||Da Nang||Da Nang International Airport|
|Vietnam||Hanoi||Noi Bai International Airport|
|Vietnam||Ho Chi Minh City||Tan Son Nhat International Airport|
All ticket types are allowed to bring 1 piece of cabin baggage on board free of charge. The airline states that the bag must be able to fit under the seat in front of you and that its height and width should be less than 115 cm width and height does not exceed 115 cm or fits within the 55 cm, width 40 cm and height 20 cm parameters. The item of baggage should not weigh more than 10 kg, after this, you will be charged an excess baggage fee.
Similarly, all passengers regardless of the airline's ticket type or destination are entitled to bring one checked bag with them. However, this must not exceed 203 cm in total dimensions and shouldn't weigh more than 15kg.
Passengers travelling with an infant have an additional allowance on a foldable stroller or an infant car seat on domestic flights. On international flights, infants can have an additional 10kg of checked baggage and a foldable stroller.
Musical instruments are also allowed to be carried as part of the allowed checked baggage allowance, however, these must weigh less than 15 kg and not exceed 55 cm x 20 cm x 115 cm and be carried in a hard case.
Excess baggage can be purchased when booking Alternative Airlines. Please note that any baggage heavier than 32 kg will not be accepted by the airline. If you have any queries, please contact our customer service team. If you wish to travel with any sporting equipment then this comes at an additional cost of 10,000 KRW, golf clubs aren't included as they are considered part of the allocated luggage allowance.
As the airline operates within the low-cost business model, there is only an Economy Class product on offer by the airline. However, there are three different fare types passengers can choose from on their flights. These are 'Super Fly', 'Smart Fly' and Standard Fly'. Each ticket type is permitted to carry 1 cabin bag plus 1 checked case. However, the fare types differ by additional charges for select services.
Similar to other low-cost carriers, the airline only offers one cabin class on their aircraft, economy class. The Economy Class offers comfortable seating in 3 x 3 rows with friendly and welcoming flight attendants onboard. Complimentary food and drinks aren't provided, however, there is an onboard bar service for you to purchase from during the flight.
A complimentary meal service isn't provided, however, the airline offers an onboard bar for you to purchase food and drinks throughout the flight. There is a range of snacks, pot noodles, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available from the Cafe 4V service. For more information and to view the full menu please visit the airline website.
Fly Gangwon doesn't currently offer any complimentary inflight entertainment or wifi facilities. They may however provide inflight reading materials such as a magazine. We recommend that you bring your own entertainment for the duration of the flight.
Domestic Flights: Online check-in opens from 24 hours to one hour before the scheduled departure time.
International Flights: Online check-in opens from 24 hours to two hours before the scheduled departure time.
Online check-in can be done via the airline website. Please prepare your e-ticket and your passport details for check-in. If you check-in online and are travelling with cabin baggage only then head straight to security upon arrival at the airport. If you are travelling with checked luggage then simply head to one of the airline's bag drop desks.
Airport check-in facilities are available for all Fly Gangwon flights. On domestic Korean services check-in counters open 90 minutes prior to departure and closes 20 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. If travelling on one of the airlines international routes then please arrive at the airport at least 1 hour before departure. Check-in desks open 2hr 30 minutes before the scheduled departure, on flights from Clark, this opens 3 hours before. Taiwan and Clark services close 50 minutes before departure.
If you arrive late for check-in then the airline reserves the right to deny boarding.
Fly Gangwon is not currently a member of any airline alliance.
The airline operates with a fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which is a narrow-body aircraft.
Yangyang International Airport (YNY) is located about 6km from the city centre. The airport currently has one active runway and a passenger terminal. Other airlines that fly to the airport include Korea Express Air, Loong Air, VietJet Air and Yakutia Airlines.