If you’ve ever wanted to visit the orient you likely pictured yourself touring China or Japan. While both these countries have plenty to offer, Korea – situated roughly in between the two – is definitely worthwhile considering. This beautiful oriental country has superb culture and food as well as beautiful parks and wilderness areas. It really has a bit of something for everyone and you can refresh your soul with a stay at a temple or learn to control your aggression by visiting the home of Taekwondo. You might even try a bit of snow skiing or refresh your body in one of the many stunning hot springs that dot the country. You can try the food, take a ride on a river or lake on a traditional boat or even just spend time shopping and enjoying the more modern aspects of this civilized country. If this sounds like your idea of the perfect holiday, it is time to consider which airport in Korea you should touch down at.
The two main airports in Korea are the Seoul Gimpo International Airport (South Korea) and the Sunan International Airport (North Korea). Other airports offering international flights are the Gimhae, Jeju, Daegu, Gwangju, Cheongju and Yangyang airports. The majority of airports in South Korea are run and organized by the Korea Airports Corporation – a company that has some excellent strategies concerning the management of noise and air pollution caused by the aircraft making use of their facilities. The corporation is at the forefront of setting laws and standards that work to protect the environment and minimize the impact that the aircraft have both on human life and nature.
Besides working hard to minimize pollution by maximizing recycling and minimizing the generation of waste products, the Korea Airports Corporation also strives to positively affect the lives of those who live in areas affected by air traffic. Their ‘Noise Policy’ is designed to improve the lives of those residing in the ‘noise damage zone’ around the various airports by installing soundproof windows and doors in order to reduce the amount of noise actually heard by these people. They also support schools by installing air-conditioning equipment and have installed soundproof walls and TV cables to the benefit of those living in noise damage zones. They have also installed ‘noise reducers’ to further reduce the noise made by heavy aircraft.