K-Drama Review: ‘On the Way to the Airport’ Follows a Glorified Love Affair Between Two Married Couples

On the Way to the Airport : The Cast

On the Way to the Airport Cast
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Main Characters:

  • Kim Ha-neul as Choi Soo-ah, a twelve-year veteran flight attendant
  • Lee Sang-yoon as Seo Do-woo, a part-time university lecturer in architecture
  • Shin Sung-rok as Park Jin-seok, a veteran pilot and Choi Soo-ah’s husband
  • Choi Yeo-jin as Song Mi-jin, a twelve-year veteran flight attendant and Choi Soo-ah’s best friend
  • Jang Hee-jin as Kim Hye-won, an art gallery worker and Seo Do-woo’s wife

Supporting Characters:

Choi Soo-ah’s family

  • Lee Young-ran as Kim Young-sook, Choi Soo-ah’s mother-in-law and Park Jin-seok’s mother
  • Kim Hwan-hee as Park Hyo-eun, Choi Soo-ah and Park Jin-seok’s daughter
  • Kim Kwon as Choi Jae-ah, Choi Soo-ah’s younger brother

Seo Do-woo’s family

  • Ye Soo-jeong as Go Eun-hee, Seo Do-woo’s mother
  • Son Jong-hak as Min-seok, Seo Do-woo’s uncle
  • Park Seo-yeon as Annie Seo/Seo Eun-woo, Seo Do-woo’s stepchild and Kim Hye-won’s daughter

People around Choi Soo-ah

  • Oh Ji-hye as Mary, a homestay owner from Malaysia
  • Ha Jae-sook as Lee Hyeon-joo, a former flight attendant and Choi Soo-ah’s senior

People around Seo Do-woo

  • Choi Song-hyun as Han Ji-eun, Seo Do-woo’s childhood friend
  • Jay as Jang Hyun-woo, bar owner and Seo Do-woo’s childhood friend
  • Jo Kyung-sook as Hong Kyung-ja, Han Ji-eun’s mother
  • Kim Sa-hee as Hwang Hyun-jeong
  • Song Yoo-hyun as Choi Kyung-sook

Airline staff

  • Kim Sung-hoon as Park Chang-hoon, Lee Hyeon-joo’s husband
  • Kim Tae-hyung as Kevin Oh, a pilot and Park Jin-seok’s junior
  • Park Seon-im as Kim Joo-hyun
  • Na Hye-jin as Yang Hye-jin
  • Choi Seo-yeon as Lee Seon-young
  • Jung Yeon-joo as Kang Eun-joo
  • Lee Jeong-hyuk as Park Sang-hyeop

On the Way to the Airport : The Soundtrack

On the Way to the Airport OST
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On the Way to the Airport OST Part 1

  • Song Title: “Only You”
  • Artist: Morra
  • Release Date: October 4th, 2016
  • Publisher: CJ E&M MUSIC
  • Agency: Friends.Net

On the Way to the Airport OST Part 2

  • Song Title: “Would That Be Alright?”
  • Artist: leeSA
  • Release Date: October 6th, 2016
  • Publisher: CJ E&M MUSIC
  • Agency: Friends.Net

On the Way to the Airport OST Part 3

  • Song Title: “For Nothing”
  • Artist: Han Hee-joon
  • Release Date: October 19th, 2016
  • Publisher: CJ E&M MUSIC
  • Agency: Friends.Net

On the Way to the Airport OST Part 4

  • Song: “City Sunset”
  • Artist: Sunwoo Jung-ah
  • Release Date: October 26th, 2016
  • Publisher: CJ E&M MUSIC
  • Agency: Friends.Net

On the Way to the Airport OST Part 5

  • Song: “Knot”
  • Artist: The Ray
  • Release Date: November 2nd, 2016
  • Publisher: CJ E&M MUSIC
  • Agency: Friends.Net

On the Way to the Airport OST

  • Number of Tracks: 15
  • Release Date: November 10th, 2016
  • Publisher: CJ E&M MUSIC
  • Agency: Friends.Net
  • Track Listing:
No. Song Title Artist
1. “Only You” Morra
2. “Knot” The Ray
3. “Would That Be Alright?” leeSA
4. “For Nothing” Han Hee-joon
5. “City Sunset” Sunwoo Jung-ah
6. “Separate The Wind” Various Artists
7. “On the Way to the Airport” Various Artists
8. “Obscured love” Various Artists
9. “In The Memories” Various Artists
10. “Persona Solitario” Various Artists
11. “Autumn Sky” Various Artists
12. “Soo Ah’s Love Song” Various Artists
13. “You and Me” Various Artists
14. “Sad Memories” Various Artists
15. “Love is Coming” Various Artists

Why You Should Watch On the Way to the Airport

The drama begins with a question, “Couldn’t there be a decent relationship between a married man and a married woman in this world?” This melodrama will touch your heart to deliver empathy, solace, and thoughts about ultimate love through the stories of the main characters.

After watching some early episodes, you can’t help but ship Choi Soo-ah and Seo Do-woo together, even though you know that what they do is an illicit relationship. You will also realize how self-centered are their spouses respectively. The interesting thing about this drama is how fate always brings Choi Soo-ah and Seo Do-woo together. A lot of coincidences happen between them and the timing is just right.

This melodrama is also endowed with excellent cinematography. You can’t help but fall in love with the color tones, the camera angles, and how the production team has made an already beautiful place become even more beautiful on-screen. Another thing to note is that this drama uses many implicit sentences that have become one of the attractive points of the drama.

So, what are you waiting for? Happy drama watching!