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S. Korea Completes Safety Checks on 100 B737-NGs for Cracks

S. Korea Completes Safety Checks on 100 B737-NGs for Cracks

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s aviation authorities said Monday they have completed safety checks on two-thirds of the country’s 150 B737-NG planes for possible cracks to ensure safety following a series of accidents. Aviation inspectors finished safety checks on 100 B737-NGs, including 42 jets that have flown more than 30,000 flights, by [...]

Gov’t to Conduct Safety Checks on Airlines

Gov’t to Conduct Safety Checks on Airlines

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s aviation authorities said Wednesday that they will begin inspecting the country’s nine airlines next month to ensure safety after a series of accidents. The decision came five days after a budget carrier made an emergency return due to defects in the autopilot system. Aviation inspectors will conduct [...]

460 S. Korean Pilots Joined Foreign Airlines in Past 5 1/2 yrs

460 S. Korean Pilots Joined Foreign Airlines in Past 5 1/2 yrs

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Hundreds of South Korean airline pilots have joined Chinese airlines in the past five years, a ruling party lawmaker said Wednesday, amid a recent boom in the aviation industry. An Ho-young of the ruling Democratic Party said 460 pilots from eight local carriers joined foreign airlines, which usually offer [...]

Absurd Requests to Disembark a Headache for Travelers, Airlines

Absurd Requests to Disembark a Headache for Travelers, Airlines

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Airline carriers are suffering from a growing number of voluntary disembark request cases in which airline passengers suddenly say they want to get off the plane. According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the number of voluntary disembark requests at airports across the country has been increasing [...]

Most Flight Attendants Have Experienced Bullying in the Workplace: Study

Most Flight Attendants Have Experienced Bullying in the Workplace: Study

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent investigation has revealed that many flight attendants at Korean Air Lines Co. and Asiana Airlines Inc. have experienced bullying in the workplace, not only from management, but also from their direct supervisors. An activist from the human rights movement network Baram announced the results of an investigation [...]

Civic Organization Protests “Unjustified Mileage Expiration”

Civic Organization Protests “Unjustified Mileage Expiration”

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean consumer rights group has applied for a provisional injunction against the two major South Korean airlines, Asiana Airlines Inc. and Korean Air Lines Co., after it was announced that some mileage accrued under their frequent flier programs would expire next year. Citizens United for Consumer Sovereignty [...]