Lotte Duty Free launches ‘no-landing tourist flights’ campaign in October
SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free has partnered with Air Busan to launch a promotion for “no-landing sightseeing” charter flights for domestic customers in October, with duty-free purchases available. Flights start during the Hangeul holiday period of October 9. As noted, duty-free purchases on so-called “no-landing tourist flights” or “flights to nowhere” generated heavy spending by domestic customers for Lotte Duty Free during the pandemic.
Charter tickets are offered on a first come, first served basis to Lotte Duty Free customers who make a purchase of $ 550 or more at Lotte Duty Free’s Myeong-dong main store, World Tower store, COEX store or Busan store.
Lotte Duty Free said new rules allow non-landing tourist flights to take off and land at different airports, rather than to and from the same airport, as before. In one case, the charter will fly from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae Airport in Busan and includes an overnight stay. Lotte Duty Free said that since both flights take off from international airports and the route passes over the Japanese island of Tsushima, travelers can still purchase duty free.
Non-landing flights include Gimpo to Gimpo and Gimhae to Gimhae on October 23, as well as another charter from Gimpo to Gimpo on October 30.
Other benefits include discount coupons for purchases at Lotte Duty Free, credit for LDF PAY up to 990,000 KRW (830 USD) on purchases over a certain amount, as well as the chance to win other tickets. Air Busan and beauty kits.
Lee Sang-jin, Marketing Manager of Lotte Duty Free, said, “After the implementation of the no-landing air tours, the number of passengers exceeded 20,000, so we planned this promotion to allow customers to enjoy duty-free shopping and domestic travel. “
As reported, Lotte Duty Free recently launched a ‘Luxury Shopping Fiesta’, selling a wide range of 130 brands with discounts of up to -80% for Chuseok holidays. The company said passengers on non-landing charter flights could benefit from membership upgrades and discounts of up to -60% at Lotte Online Duty Free during this promotional period.