South Korea’s two largest airlines, Korean Air and Asiana, said on Thursday they had both decided to ban shark fin from their cargo flights as part of a growing global campaign against the Asian delicacy.
Korean Air, which flies to 45 countries, said in a statement that it had stopped shipping shark fin from June 10.
“Korean Air has joined a campaign to protect an ecological system by imposing a complete ban on the shipment of shark fin,” the statement said.
Asiana, the country’s second largest airline, said it was following suit.
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