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Air Busan, T’way Open up New Routes to Japan amid THAAD Row

Air Busan, T’way Open up New Routes to Japan amid THAAD Row

SEOUL, April 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean low-cost carriers Air Busan and T’way Air will set up new routes to Japanese cities as part of efforts to offset declines in demand from China, the companies said Friday.  The number of Chinese travelers has sharply declined following the ban on all travel packages to South [...]

S. Korean Airlines to Cut Back China-Bound Flights

S. Korean Airlines to Cut Back China-Bound Flights

SEOUL, March 14 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean airlines said Tuesday they will reduce China-bound flights temporarily to cope with falling tourist demand after Beijing ordered its travel agencies to stop selling group tours in protest of Seoul’s installation of a U.S. anti-missile system.  Local air carriers, including budget carriers, are facing difficulties after Beijing [...]

New Aviation Security Law to Lock Up Air Rage Offenders for Ten Years

New Aviation Security Law to Lock Up Air Rage Offenders for Ten Years

SEJONG, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) – A revised bill to Korea’s aviation security law was passed on Thursday, after rising concerns over an increasing number of air rage incidents on flights to and from Korea, an initiative that specifies legal punishment for those violating the law.  Punishment for air rage assaults that threaten the safety [...]

S. Korean Airlines Lag Behind Int’l Competitors in Profitability

S. Korean Airlines Lag Behind Int’l Competitors in Profitability

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s major airlines continued to do well in terms of sales last year, but their profitability fell far short of those of other global airlines, market data showed Monday.  In a 12-month period starting from September 2015, sales of South Korea’s largest full service carrier (FSC), Korean Air [...]

New Government Guidelines to Prevent Air Rage

New Government Guidelines to Prevent Air Rage

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Just one month ago, a 34-year-old Korean man went into a fit of air rage on a Korean Air flight from Hanoi to Incheon. The incident attracted international attention after American singer Richard Marx, who was also on the plane, uploaded footage of the encounter on his Facebook page.  [...]

Budget Carriers’ Share Tops 20 Pct in Int’l Routes

Budget Carriers’ Share Tops 20 Pct in Int’l Routes

SEOUL, Dec. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The share of South Korea’s low cost carriers in international passenger traffic topped 20 percent last month, aided by growing demand for cheap air tickets and expanded capacity, data showed on Friday.  According to the data compiled by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, a total of 1.27 [...]

Air Koryo Flight Attendants Featured on 2017 Calendar

Air Koryo Flight Attendants Featured on 2017 Calendar

SHENYANG, China, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – North Korea has featured a flight crew of its flag carrier Air Koryo in a 2017 calendar of the communist country, obtained Thursday by Yonhap News Agency, in what is seen as an unprecedented move to revitalize its tourism industry amid international sanctions imposed over its nuclear and [...]

For Low Cost Carriers, “Corporate Promotion Programs” a New-Found Cash Cow

For Low Cost Carriers, “Corporate Promotion Programs” a New-Found Cash Cow

BUSAN, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – “Corporate promotion programs” offered by local low-cost carriers have become extremely popular, and fruitful, for both airlines and their passengers. These types of programs, simply put, provide discounts on fares for all employees from affiliate companies, year-round. For instance, the journey from Seoul to Busan, a popular air route [...]