How is Incheon Airport responding to Novel Coronavirus infection?

Novel Coronavirus

“[Breaking news] Addition of confirmed patients of Novel Coronavirus infection”

“The fear of Novel Coronavirus infection is spreading… The countermeasure is?”

As the Novel Coronavirus spreads around the world, news reports and articles are pouring in every day. Incheon Airport passengers who is reading this article are probably worried about the infectious disease.

inspections

In response, Incheon Airport, which is the front line of quarantine in Korea, conducts intensive special inspections such as identifying health conditions by using a heat camera and receiving health status questionnaires.

In addition, Incheon Airport is responding 24 hours a day to prevent Novel Coronavirus infection by providing personal hygiene products such as hand sanitizers and masks to employees and enhancing disinfection, quarantine and hygiene control.

From now on! In the following article, let’s take a closer look at Incheon Airport’s efforts to prevent the Novel Coronavirus infection and the preventive measures for passengers!

The outbreak occurred in Wuhan, China in December 2019 (as of February 7, 2020, total 24 confirmed cases are in Korea)

1. Symptoms

Symptoms are usually accompanied by fever, cough, and difficulty in breathing, and in fatal cases, respiratory failure and severe pneumonia can occur (symptoms are estimated to appear in 2 ~ 14 days after infection)

2. Cause

The exact origin of the Novel Coronavirus is currently under research. However, it is assumed that the coronavirus, which used to be parasitic in bats, was transmitted to humans through mutation while going through other wild animals as mid-hosts (Source: Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website)

3. Infection

It can be transmitted when the infected person’s saliva enters the eyes, nose or mouth directly through coughs and sneezes, or when eyes are rubbed with hands contaminated with the virus.

Incheon Airport’s countermeasures to Prevent Novel Coronavirus Infection #1

Enhancing disinfection, quarantine and hygiene control​

Incheon Airport has enhancing disinfection and implementing sterilization quarantine in various areas of the airport.

Thorough hygiene control is essential to prevent further spread of the Novel Coronavirus. Therefore, Incheon Airport has enhancing disinfection and implementing sterilization quarantine in various areas of the airport.

Incheon Airport’s countermeasures to Prevent Novel Coronavirus Infection #2

Separation of Travel Circulation from China

Separation of Travel Circulation from China

Incheon Airport has been operating a special arrival hall in China since February 4 to prevent the spread of the virus in Korea, as the place where the Novel Coronavirus infection occurred is China. First of all, passengers from China were separated from their gates to quarantine stations to block contact with ordinary passengers, and special entrance procedures are underway at a total of three China-only arrival halls — two at Incheon Airport Terminal 1 (Arrival hall A & F) and one at Incheon Airport Terminal 2 (Arrival hall A).

Incheon Airport has been operating a special arrival hall in China since February 4 to prevent the spread of the virus in Korea, as the place where the Novel Coronavirus infection occurred is China.
Incheon Airport has been operating a special arrival hall in China since February 4 to prevent the spread of the virus in Korea, as the place where the Novel Coronavirus infection occurred is China.

In addition, all foreigners who visited Hubei province, China, the origin of the Novel Coronavirus within 14 days are banned from entering the country. Prior to arrival, the airline is required to ask one-on-one questions in the local ticketing stage of the airline. After arrival, the foreigners must leave the country and are limited from entering the country in the future if any false statements are found.

Incheon Airport’s countermeasures to Prevent Novel Coronavirus Infection #3

Suspending usage of some amenities at the airport

Since Novel Coronavirus can be easily transmitted from person to person, it is best to avoid places where many people gather. In order to prevent the spread of the epidemic, Incheon Airport temporarily suspended the operations of children’s play facilities, nursing rooms, amenities and cultural events such as performances.

Novel Coronavirus Infection!

No worries by keeping preventive measures!

Incheon Airport is working hard to keep people healthy and safe from the Novel Coronavirus infection! However, unless each individual passenger keep him/herself properly hygienic, preventing infection would not be successful. So Incheon Airport will guide you about the ‘preventive measures’ of Novel Coronavirus infection. Please follow well!

Novel Coronavirus Infection
Novel Coronavirus Infection (Source: Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, promotion page)

As shown in the picture above, the most important thing to prevent Novel Coronavirus infection is ‘washing your hands’ and ‘wearing a mask’. As mentioned earlier, this Novel Coronavirus infection spreads through respiratory system and eye mucous membrane

Also, to prevent others from getting infected, you must cover your mouth with sleeves when coughing. And when you visit a medical institution, you need to inform the medical staff about your experience in the overseas visits so they can quickly diagnose infection!

If you suspect that you are infected with Novel Coronavirus, don’t go to the hospital right away and contact Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s call center. 1339!

‘Foreign Infectious Diseases Now’ to check the information of infectious diseases

http://xn--now-po7lf48dlsm0ya109f.kr/

‘Corona Map’ notifies the movements of the confirmed patients.

https://coronamap.site

‘Corona-nearby’ informs nearby clinics and confirmed patients

https://corona-nearby.com

‘Corona Bulletin’ identifies current status of Novel Coronavirus infection around the world

https://wuhanvirus.kr

Lastly, here are a few things to be careful about if you travel to China

Novel Coronavirus Infection preventive measures
Novel Coronavirus Infection preventive measures (Source: Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, promotion page)

As shown in the above picture, do not come into contact with fever and respiratory patients, especially avoid local animals. This is because the Novel Coronavirus is most likely from wild animals right now. Also, if you experience pneumonia, fever, or respiratory symptoms after visiting China, make sure to consult Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s call center 1339!

In the future, through thorough countermeasure 24 hours a day, Incheon Airport will do best to prevent the spread of Novel Coronavirus. All passengers visiting Incheon Airport should also thoroughly follow the preventive measures such as hand washing and wearing masks! Thank you.

With just one shopping receipt, get various benefits! Incheon Airport Airstar Avenue duty free shop event

Incheon Airport Airstar Avenue duty free shop event

Hello this is Incheon Airport! Incheon Airport is always full of travelers.

Before the departure there is a place where every passenger must visit, the ‘Duty free shop’. It is used by huge amount of people since they could buy lots of things cheaper than the normal market price.

For upcoming winter holidays and New Year, Incheon Airport prepared special event promotion at Airstar Avenue duty free shop. Let’s look through the benefits provided together.

1. 2020 Korea Grand Sale: 2020.01.16. ~ 2020.02.29

* 2020 Korea Grand Sale is a shopping culture tour festival that provides benefits to foreigners on various fields such as airline·transportation, accomodation, shopping, beauty·health, experiencing, etc.

2. Chinese New Year: 2020.01.24. ~ 2020.01.27

3. Choon-choo: 2020.01.28. ~ 2020.02.01

Grand event in which you could get lots of gifts with just a receipt!

At Incheon Airport’s duty free shop Airstar Avenue, event for upcoming Winter & New year is being held for total 45 days, from 2019.12.20. to 2020.02.02.! It is being held on Terminal 1 & 2 departure hall, providing various benefits including about $5,000 prepaid card that could be used on duty free shops to passengers:)

Grand event

Airstar Avenue Winter Event 1 Open $5,000 worth secret box!

At Incheon Airport’s duty free shop, Airstar Avenue’s first event! ‘Open $5,000 worth secret box’, shoppers could aim for $5,000 prepaid card on the spot.

First after shopping you must keep your receipt well:) And then, find the event booth shown in the picture below and certify! Now if you get every six digit of the password right, you can become the winner of $5,000 prepaid card^^

Location of the Event booth
Location of the Event booth

Enjoy your shopping on the duty free shop and don’t lose the golden opportunity of getting $5,000 prepaid card:)

Subject: Customers who spent over $50 on Airstar Avenue SM, City, Entas, Grand duty free shops, or over $100 on Silla, Sinsaegae, Lotte duty free shops.

How to participate: After certifying purchase receipt form Incheon Airport duty free shops at the event booth, you must guess every six digit of the password to open secret box.

Prize: $5,000 prepaid card that could be used on any duty free shop.

Airstar Avenue Winter Event 2 Double the benefits , Airstar double wheel

Incheon Airport’s duty free shop, Airstar Avenue’s second event! ‘Airstar double wheel’ is an event shoppers spin a huge wheel themselves, get prizes accordingly to the result. We provide plentiful prizes such as ‘Incheon Airport duty free shop gift card(₩10,000)’, ‘Incheon Airport limited edition magnetics(4 kinds)’, and ‘Carrier stickers’.

Incheon Airport Terminal 1 Airstar Avenue duty free shop
Incheon Airport Terminal 1 Airstar Avenue duty free shop

Especially these limited edition magnetics and carrier stickers were designed by a world-famous designer ‘Tom Froese’ from Canada who collaborated with global brands such as Air BnB and Mcdonald’s! We assume people wish to run right away to the Incheon Airport and shop duty frees and receive event prizes^^

Subject: Anyone who carries purchase receipt of Incheon Airport duty free shop.

How to participate: After certifying purchase receipt form Incheon Airport duty free shops at the event booth, and then spin the wheel.

Prize: Prepaid card(₩10,000), magnetics, carrier stickers, and wet tissue pack, etc.

Airstar Avenue Winter Event 3 Illustration only for myself ‘3 minutes caricature’

Incheon Airport’s duty free shop, Airstar Avenue’s third event! ‘Illustration only for myself, 3 minutes caricature’ is an event where you could get caricature illustration drawn by artist on the spot only for yourself! Your caricature drawn by the artist in just 3 minutes! Aren’t you curious of how you will be illustrated?:)

Shop in the duty free shops, and get one and only caricature of yourself!

subject: Anyone who carries purchase receipt of Incheon Airport duty free shop.

How to participate: Certify purchase receipt form Incheon Airport duty free shops at the event booth.

Prize: One and only caricature of yourself drawn by the artist in just 3 minutes.

Incheon Airport Terminal 2 Airstar Avenue duty free shop
Incheon Airport Terminal 2 Airstar Avenue duty free shop

Airstar Avenue Winter Event 4 Get a lucky capsule by adding ‘Airstar Avenue’ to your Kakaotalk plus friends list!

Is there no event that you could participate without buying anything?

Yes! Of course there is^^ It is Incheon Airport’s duty free shop, Airstar Avenue’s fourth event! ‘Get a lucky capsule by adding ‘Airstar Avenue’ to your Kakaotalk plus friends list!‘.

Any passenger of Incheon Airport! After adding ‘Airstar Avenue’ to your Kakaotalk plus friends list and certify on the event booth, you will get chance to spin capsule machine’s handle:) If you spin this handle you will get unique griptok for your cellphone, so don’t hesitate!

Subject: Anyone regardless of purchasing duty frees.

How to participate: After adding ‘Airstar Avenue’ to your Kakaotalk plus friends list and certify on the event booth, you will get chance to spin capsule machine’s handle.

Prize: Griptok for your cellphone

Grand Prize event that you would never want to pass by!

Travel destinations on bucket list

Did you purchase from Airstar Avenue duty free shop and forgot to visit the event booth? Never worry! We prepared another event you could simply apply with unmanned kiosk on your way of departure:) It is an event called ‘Travel destinations on bucket list’ which will be held as a collaboration by ‘Airstar Avenue’ and Korea’s famous travel channel ‘Travelholic’!

Location of the prize entry kiosk
Location of the prize entry kiosk

Airstar Avenue Winter Event 5 Depart with just a receipt, ‘Travel destinations on bucket list’

Depart with just a receipt, ‘Travel destinations on bucket list’ will be held until 2020.08.31!

You could apply easily by scanning your purchase receipt of the day on unmanned kiosk near duty free shop near both arrival and departure halls:) 5 winners will be picked among appliers and they will be provided with traveling gift cards of ‘Travel destinations on bucket list’, which is five famous tour sites such as, southern France, Cuba, Machu Picchu of Peru, Morocco, and Mongol!

And also if you sadly miss the traveling gift cards, LG Electronics Styler(2), Dyson Fan(3), and Marshall Acton Bluetooth speaker(10) are also prepared! Don’t lose your chance and become the winner of this fortune!

As for the traveling gift card, keep in mind that you could apply if you spend over 100 dollars, and the winner will be picked on September, 2020.

Subject: Anyone who has purchase receipt of Incheon Airport duty free shop(over $100).

How to participate: Scan your purchase receipt on the event kiosk.

Prize: Traveling gift cards of southern France, Cuba, Machu Picchu of Peru, Morocco, and Mongol & large gifts such as Styler, etc.

Until now we have introduced various special events only on Incheon Airport’s duty free shop, Airstar Avenue!

We hope every passenger who stop by Incheon Airport’s duty free shops receives various benefits and happy memory through these events^^ Thank You!

Share Your New Year Greetings! Incheon Airport Year-End Campaign

happy new year 2020

Hello, welcome to the Incheon Airport official blog.

This past year flew by and we’re already waiting for the new year, 2020 coming.

Holiday seasons always leave us bitter-sweet, but how are you doing?

At Incheon Airport, we get a lot of people rushing through their ways to an end-of-year trip with their beloved ones

So we prepared a special event ahead of this new year coming

This event is for people from Terminal 1 and 2 to share their new year greetings with each other.

The event was held from Sat, Dec 14th to Wed, Dec 18th

And for that five days, visitors shared their warm greetings before taking off for their trip

Hop along as I go over the special year-end event we had at Incheon Airport!

Incheon Airport Year-End Event

Incheon Airport Year-End Event1
Incheon Airport Year-End Event2

‘Ring~Ring~’

The phone rings from the phone booth randomly seated in the middle of the terminal

And two people from two different terminals are looking face-to-face.

He may be a stranger on the screen, but he wishes you a happy new year and to have a safe trip.

Incheon Airport Year-End Event3
Incheon Airport Year-End Event4

You might come from different cultures and speak different languages,
but you will see that smile on people’s faces after sharing a friendly greeting

Incheon Airport Year-End Event5
Incheon Airport Year-End Event6

And with hopes to make this season a joyful one for our visitors,
Incheon Airport has prepared special gifts in return.

Incheon Airport Year-End Event7
Incheon Airport Year-End Event8

Just like the people who came to the event, we wish you with all of our hearts could also share a thoughtful new year’s greeting and have a wonderful holiday.

Hanbok Experience 

Hanbok Experience

We also prepared a 2020 photo wall in the other corner for people to experience our elegant Korean traditional clothes, Hanbok, with their family and friends and leave another memorable moment in a piece of picture.

We offered a picture post-card on the spot for people to take along their trip.

Incheon Airport hopes this Hanbok experience can be left as the last piece of special and precious memory from Korea.

Winners for the OPEN EVENT

Incheon Airport Blog OPEN EVENT

Welcome to Incheon Airport blog.

Today, it is THE DAY that we announce the winners of the blog open event!

Thank you for the all participants who left a cheerful and congratulatory message.

All messages have been supportive and it was great time to think about what stories to tell you in future at Incheon Airport Blog.

Thank you again for all the participants.

Now here are the winners!

* Maria Clara

* Radhakrishna Pillai.N

* Pushpa A

* Kalesha mech

* Venkata ramaiha

* George Jayaseelan

* V THEAJ

Congratulation, all of you!!

For the winners, please send us an email (icn_sns@airport.kr)

with Your Full name and email address that you want to receive the gift until December 8th. 

Also for the consent to collect and use personal data, please leave a message for your consent (ex. I agree Incheon Airport to collect my personal data) on your email.

*Note: Only who send the email until December 8th are valid as winner.

*Note: Your personal data will be used only for delivering giveaways and will be deleted.

Thank you so much!

Incheon airport’s first Step of takeoff to be ‘World’s Top 3 Airports’ accommodating 100 Million Passengers!

Did you hear about the announcement on Incheon airport’s fourth-stage construction project?

Today, let’s talk about groundbreaking ceremony of the construction project of Incheon airport.

As important as this ceremony takes place, a list of officials from the government and aviation department and press media including Kyung Wook Kim second deputy of Ministry of Land, Nam Chun Park Incheon mayor, and Bon Hwan Koo president of Incheon Airport Corporation.

Global dance group from the TV audition program < America’s Got Talent > ‘Just Jerk’ and K-pop girl group ‘Mo-Mo Land’s special performance took the stage. People were absolutely astonished especially from watching the breathtaking performance by ‘Just Jerk.’

There might be people wondering what the fourth-stage construction really means.

You might say it is new or difficult to understand when hearing the work ‘construction business’ or ‘groundbreaking ceremony.’

I would think of Incheon airport’s construction the same as expanding your house. The larger you get your house expanded by relocating extra spaces and extending them, the more guests you will be able to invite them over. We’re trying to use that same concept to have more visitors coming to the airport with our full wishes for more people to freely come and enjoy Incheon airport.

This groundbreaking ceremony is the start for this business an occasion where we pledge our dedication wishing for a safe and successful business while at the same time promoting our public brand image to the people. Big thanks to the people that came to celebrate the ceremony; we broke the ground with the first shovels full-heartedly.

 

One quick question! How many visitors do Incheon airport has every year?

Incheon airport reported 14.28 million visitors on the first year of opening and increased by 20 million within 10 years. Reports were showing a drastic increase as the visitors almost increased by 30 million last year.

So, getting into the airport’s fourth-stage construction with more for space holding bigger capacity considering these numbers is not a surprise anymore, right?

The fourth-stage construction details include:

 1> Extend Terminal  2> Build Runway 4  3> Expand traffic network

The scale is also magnificent;

 60,000 jobs and 13 trillion economic boosts were created during this fourth-stage construction which also played a role in vitalizing the country’s economy.

The most eye-catching keyword from today’s groundbreaking ceremony was ‘World’s Top 3 airports.’ 

But what does this exactly mean?

You’re able to see Incheon airport’s vision striving to be one of the world’s top 3 airports in international flight passenger capacity and airport capacity. And it’s amazing to see that dream-come-true, isn’t it?

Then, what would Incheon Airport look like after this fourth-stage construction is over? For this time, Incheon airports announced their 5 future goals they’re looking into for transformation.

 The first goal is to jump into be one of the world’s top 3 airports followed by Dubai and Istandbul for holding capacity of 1 hundred million visitors at average every year.

 

Second, to conduct an economic cycle around Incheon airport with different areas of industries like business/R&D, tourism/distribution, high-tech, and MRO(Maintenance, Repair, and Operating).

Third goal is to create a ‘smart operational system’ that grafts high-tech technology such as 5G, biometrics, AI (Artificial Intelligence), and loT to guarantee the visitors’ convenience.

Fourth to build an eco-friendly ‘Green Art’ airport filled a park and garden where cultural performances and art work are held.

 

Last but not least, the fifth goal is to maintain the airport with flawless operation considering the construction and ground workers’ often in the blind spot.

When the fourth-stage construction finally comes to an end, Terminal 2 will come to look like two of the legendary bird, oriental phoenixes facing at each other. Just imagining terminal of two phoenixes soaring up to the sky to guard the East Asian sky gives me butterflies!

 

We would love your attention and support until the construction is completed in 2023!

Official Blog of Incheon Airport is now launched!

Welcome to the official Incheon airport blog!

We finally launched a blog to share stories of ours with you.

Many of you asked us about blog before such as 

“Does Incheon airport own a blog?” 

“what is the address of the blog?”

“Does Incheon airport plan to open a blog?”

 

Incheon airport has official SNS channels like Facebook, Instagram and Youtube and be loved by over 900-thousand-fans. 

In fact, to deliver more detailed and vivid stories of us, we now opened an official blog.

 

We are just a beginner for blogging so please be supportive.

We will keep up and become a professional blog which world best airport deserves.

Please keep an eye on us with supportive mind.

Thank you.

 

And last but not least, we present you an opening event!

It is simple.

Step1: Share this content to your own SNS channel (Facebook, Instagram, or Blog)

Step2: Leave a link of Step 1 on the comments below with supportive message or kind of contents you want from us in future

 

Then we will choose the winners who will get the Amazon gift card as a gift!

Please be part of it and get a surprise gift.