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Aekyung, 2 Others Make Preliminary Bids for Asiana Airlines

Aekyung, 2 Others Make Preliminary Bids for Asiana Airlines

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Aekyung, a South Korean activist fund and a consortium led by a local brokerage firm submitted initial bids to acquire Asiana Airlines Inc., South Korea’s second largest full-service carrier, industry sources said Tuesday. Kumho Asiana Group, the airline’s parent, and its lead manager for the sale, Credit Suisse, received [...]

Asiana to Remove Nonprofitable Routes, First-class Cabins

Asiana to Remove Nonprofitable Routes, First-class Cabins

SEOUL, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Asiana Airlines Inc., South Korea’s second-biggest carrier, said Tuesday it will streamline its international routes and stop operating first-class cabins in September to cut costs ahead of its planned sales. Asiana said it will suspend operations of the nonprofitable routes from Incheon to Khabarovsk and Sakhalin in Russia and [...]

Air Seoul Becomes First S. Korean Budget Carrier with Female-Only Toilets

Air Seoul Becomes First S. Korean Budget Carrier with Female-Only Toilets

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Air Seoul Co., a South Korean low-cost carrier, said Monday it has designated one restroom on each of its routes as female-only to meet demand from women travelers. “Our business data shows six out of 10 passengers are women, and the company has responded to requests for women-only toilets [...]

Asiana to Cut Back Flight Schedules to Remedy Delays

Asiana to Cut Back Flight Schedules to Remedy Delays

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Asiana Airlines said Friday it will partly cut back flight services to U.S. and European cities starting in October to comply with instructions by the government. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport conducted a special inspection of the carrier earlier this month for its high rate of flight [...]

Korean Air to Examine All B737 Jets Following Engine Failure on U.S. Carrier

Korean Air to Examine All B737 Jets Following Engine Failure on U.S. Carrier

SEOUL, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean Air Lines Co., South Korea’s national flag carrier, said Thursday it will examine all of its B737 planes that use the same engine as the one that failed on a Southwest Airlines flight, resulting in the death of a passenger. The company plans to voluntarily examine most of 35 B737 jets by November, though not all of them use the problematic CFM56-7B turbofan engine, a company spokeswoman said over the phone. The country’s [...]