The following is a translated summary of a report from the local press. It has been edited for clarity, including the addition of links and information needed for readers unfamiliar with Jeju. — Ed.
The basic taxi fare on Jeju for all sizes of taxis is to be increased, a spokesman from Jeju Special Self-Governing Province announced earlier this week. The government has decided to increase the fare in line with a 2012 proposal offered by the taxi driver’s union.
The fare increase will be as follows:
Fares for medium-sized taxis (defined as carrying three passengers in the back and one in the front) will rise by 19.5 percent from 2,200 won to 2,800 won.
Smaller-sized taxis will see an increase from 1,900 won to 2,200 won.
Large-sized taxis (taxi vans designed to carry a larger number of people and increased amount of luggage) will increase from 3,300 won to 3,800 won.
[Update]: The decision will come into effect July 1.