Korean Air announced it will charge passengers for up to $120 for failing to cancel the reservation or not boarding the aircraft after the check-in has been completed. The new fee is effective from October 1, 2016.

Passengers on long-haul routes, going/coming from Oceania, Europe, North America and South America, will have to pay $120.  Travelers flying to or from Asia on medium haul routes will have to pay $70, while passengers on short haul routes to/from Japan and China, will be charged $70.

Domestic passengers will also be affected by the new rules, paying $7 for failure to show up for their flight. ​

The South Korean flag carrier is not the only airline with such policy, Japan Airlines, Emirates, Singapore Airlines have also similar policies.