South Korea Overflight Permits Regulations 2024

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South Korea Overflight Permits Procedures

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South Korea, as a nation, upholds its unique set of rules, regulations, and procedures when it comes to granting permits for aircraft intending to land or access its airspace. Whether you're overseeing a private flight, participating in general aviation, managing a charter or scheduled flight, or engaged in passenger or cargo transport, adherence to mandatory Prior Permission is imperative. The application process requires the thorough submission of comprehensive flight details and aircraft documents.

In alignment with the South Korea Civil Aviation Authority's Aeronautical Information Publication (South Korea AIP) and the designated air traffic routes in South Korea, any aircraft owner or operator planning to fly in South Koreai airspace must apply for South Korea overflight clearance through the Air Transport Department at least 48 working hours before the scheduled flight departure. It's essential to include AFTN (Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network) in your flight plan, and for South Korea, only an overfly permit is necessary.

These terms would help you find more specific information regarding the rules and requirements for obtaining overflight permits in South Korea.

Required Details for Obtaining South Korea Overflight Permit Application

1 - Flight Schedule
2 - Entry / Exit Points with ATC Route
3 - Lead Passenger Details
4 - Consignee & Consigner Details for Cargo Flights
5 - Aircraft Documents [ AOC, COA, COI, CON, COR]

Permit Validity

- South Korea Overflight Permit is valid for +24 hours.

For those intending to execute a passenger flight landing or technical stop, the South Korea Airports Authority has specific regulations overseeing the issuance of South Korea Overflight Permits, often involving associated charges. These charges typically cover Route Navigation Facility Charges for overflight, as well as landing and parking fees for aircraft making stops.

Being a signatory to the Chicago Convention, South Korea requires strict compliance with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) general rules for international air traffic. This encompasses adherence to regulations concerning the transport of troops, equipment, materials, and dangerous goods. For more comprehensive information, please reach out to us.

Aviation Regulations South Korea

Overflight Permits Category’s for Adhoc and Private

1 - Overflight Permits (Charter Passenger Flights)
2 - Overflight Permits (Private Passenger Flights)
3 - Overflight Permits (Non-Schedule Cargo Flights)

Overflight Permits Category’s for Block :

1 - Monthly Block Overflight Permits (For Scheduled and Non-schedule Airlines Flights)
2 - Seasonal Block Overflight Permits (Scheduled Commercial Airlines Flights)

Overflight Permit Charge's

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Flight Information Region In South Korea

South Korea Airspace is divided into 01 Flight Information Regions (FIRs)

1 - Incheon (RKRR) FIR

South Korea FIRs ( Entry / Exit Points ) :

West Bound Entry PointWest Bound Exit PointEast Bound Entry PointEast Bound Exit Point

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About Myanmar | History - Geography

South Korea, country in East Asia. It occupies the southern portion of the Korean peninsula. The country is bordered by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) to the north, the East Sea (Sea of Japan) to the east, the East China Sea to the south, and the Yellow Sea to the west; to the southeast it is separated from the Japanese island of Tsushima by the Korea Strait. South Korea makes up about 45 percent of the peninsula’s land area. The capital is Seoul (Soul).

South Korea faces North Korea across a demilitarized zone (DMZ) 2.5 miles (4 km) wide that was established by the terms of the 1953 armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War (1950–53). The DMZ, which runs for about 150 miles (240 km), constitutes the 1953 military cease-fire line and roughly follows latitude 38° N (the 38th parallel) from the mouth of the Han River on the west coast of the Korean peninsula to a little south of the North Korean town of Kosong on the east coast.

South Korea Overflight Permits Procedures

The Given Below Information Is Extracted from the Myanmar AIP

Procedure for the Submission a Flight Plan

Requirement for the submission of a flight plan Any aircraft intending to conduct flight within, or via Incheon FIR shall file a flight plan using ICAO flight plan form.

Time And Place Of Submission

Any aircraft departing from Incheon FIR shall submit a flight plan to the adjacent aerodrome AIS or military base operations at least one (1) hour prior to departure, and the filed flight plan shall be informed to AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT OFFICE, MOLIT (DAEGU FIC or INCHEON FIC).

Any aircraft crossing into Incheon FIR shall submit a flight plan to AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT OFFICE, MOLIT (DAEGU FIC or INCHEON FIC) at least one (1) hour before the aircraft is estimated to reach the intended boundary point of entry into the FIR.

Notice: When a flight is planned to operate along ATS RTE A593 the flight plan messages concerned shall be addressed to RJJJZQZX in addition to RKRRZQZX.


The VFR flights crossing Korea ADIZ boundary are designated as DVFR and the related flight plans should include their route, altitude within Korea ADIZ and estimated time to the boundary.

The VFR flights to enter the Incheon FIR should report estimated time over FIR at least 20 minutes prior to crossing the boundary. The VFR flights departing from the point where it takes less than 20 minutes flying time from the boundary should report estimated time to cross the FIR before takeoff.

An RPL shall be completed using the format in accordance with ICAO Doc 4444, Appendix 2. Initial submission of complete RPL listings and any subsequent seasonal RPL listings shall be made at least 2 weeks prior to the RPL becoming effective.

Changes To RPL Listings

Changes of permanent nature Changes of a permanent nature involving the inclusion of new flights and the deletion or modification of currently listed flights shall be submitted in the form of amendment listings. These listings shall be submitted at least 6 days prior to the change becoming effective.

Changes Of A Temporary Nature

Changes of a temporary, non-recurring nature relating to RPLs concerning aircraft type And wake turbulence category, speed and/or cruising level shall be notified for each individual flight as early as possible and not later than 30 minutes before departure to the Aerodrome FIS concerned responsible for the departure aerodrome, a change of cruising level only may be notified by radiotelephony on initial contact with the ATS unit.

In case of an incidental change in the aircraft identification, the departure aerodrome, the route and/or the destination aerodrome, the RPL shall be cancelled for the day concerned and individual flight plan shall be submitted.

Whenever it is expected by the operator that a specific flight, for which an RPL has been submitted, is likely to encounter a delay of 30 minutes or more in excess of off-block time stated in that flight plan, the ATS unit responsible for the departure aerodrome shall be notified immediately.

Changes To The Submitted Flight Plan

When 30 minutes delay for IFR flight or one-hour delay for VFR flight occurs, the flight plan shall be changed or cancelled and new flight plan shall be submitted to ATS units.

When there is not enough time to report significant changes, IFR flight shall report to the controlling ATC unit and VFR flight shall report to DAEGU FIC using 126.90 MHz, 135.725 MHz, 250.80 MHz, 258.50 MHz or 317.550 MHz after departure. If it is unable to contact DAEGU FIC, such changes shall be reported to the nearest ATS unit, and the ATS unit received those changes shall inform DAEGU FIC of such information.

Addressing of Flight Plan Messages

Flight plan message relating to traffic to intend a flight within the Incheon FIR, shall be addressed to departure and destination airports and Incheon FIC, in order to warrant correct relay and delivery, and AFTN addresses are as follows:

Category Of Flight
(IFR, VFR or both)
Departure or Destination AirportMessage Address
All Flights (IFR/VFR)RKRR (Incheon Flight information RegionRKRRZQZX
ATS Airspace Classification

ATS Airspaces in the Republic of Korea are classified and designated as A, B, C, D, E and G. Military aircraft in controlled airspace nearby or crossing ATS airways and routes may not be operating in accordance with an air traffic clearance and/or flying procedures and rules for the airspace.

ATS Airspace Description

Class A - Controlled Airspace:

• All airways above FL 200 up to and including FL 600 within Incheon FIR that are designated by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. b. Operating Rules and Pilot Requirements Unless otherwise authorized by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, all pilots must operate their aircraft under IFR and hold instrument certificates and ratings.

• Equipment Requirements Unless otherwise authorized by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, aircraft must be equipped with radio equipment prescribed by Article 107 of Enforcement Rules of the Aviation Safety Act to operate in Class A Airspace. Application of this Equipment Requirement is temporarily waived for military aircraft.

• Separation Provided IFR separation is provided to all aircraft.

• Service Provided Air Traffic Control service is provided to all aircraft.

• Flight Procedures The pilot must contact Incheon/Daegu ACC on the appropriate frequency prior to entering Class A Airspace and obtain an ATC clearance and thereafter maintain communications with ATC continuously while in Class A Airspace. Military VFR aircraft of Republic of Korea will observe the Flight Information Notification procedures specified on the Letter of Agreement between Incheon ACC and the facilities concerned instead of following Class A airspace flight procedures, when the aircraft transit an airway of Class A airspace.

Unlawful Interference

An aircraft which is being subjected to unlawful interference shall endeavor to notify the appropriate ATS unit of this fact, any significant circumstances associated therewith and any deviation from the current flight plan necessitated by the circumstances, in order to enable the ATS unit to give priority to the aircraft and to minimize conflict with other aircraft.

Should an aircraft in flight be subjected to unlawful interference, the pilot-in-command shall endeavor to set the transponder to Mode 3/A Code 7500 to give indication of the situation unless circumstances warrant the use of Code 7700.

A pilot, having selected Mode 3/A Code 7500 and subsequently requested to confirm this code by ATC shall, according to circumstances, either confirm this or not..

If an aircraft is subjected to unlawful interference, the pilot-in-command shall attempt to land as soon as practicable at the nearest suitable aerodrome or at a dedicated aerodrome assigned by the appropriate authority unless considerations aboard the aircraft dictate otherwise.

The following procedures are intended for use by aircraft when unlawful interference occurs and the aircraft is unable to notify an ATS unit of this fact.

If the pilot-in-command cannot proceed to the aerodrome that nearest suitable or assigned by the appropriate authority, he/she should attempt to continue flying on the assigned track and at the assigned cruising level at least until able to notify an ATS unit or until within radar or ADS-B coverage.

When an aircraft subjected to an act of unlawful interference must depart from its assigned track or its assigned cruising level without being able to make radiotelephony contact with ATS, the pilot-in-command should, whenever possible:

Attempt to broadcast warnings on the VHF channel in use or the VHF emergency frequency, and other appropriate channels, unless considerations aboard the aircraft dictate otherwise and try to notify the situation of unlawful interference by using onboard equipment such as transponder and data link.

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