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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 [...]

Asiana Receives 5th A350-900 Jet

Asiana Receives 5th A350-900 Jet

SEOUL, April 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Asiana Airlines Inc., South Korea’s second-biggest airline by sales, said Wednesday that the company received its fifth A350-900 wide-body jet from Airbus, allowing it to better meet the needs of the traveling public going forward. The plane is part of an order of 30 twin-engine jets placed by the airline as it upgrades its fleet. “The jet arrived [...]

Asiana to Focus on Long-haul Routes for Profitability

Asiana to Focus on Long-haul Routes for Profitability

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Asiana Airlines Inc. will transform itself into a passenger carrier that mainly provides service on long-haul routes to better boost profitability, the company’s president said Tuesday. For the past three decades, the country’s second-biggest full-service carrier by sales has focused on short and medium-haul routes mainly heading to Asian [...]

Airlines, Entertainment, Banking Industries Roll Out Limited Chatbot Services

Airlines, Entertainment, Banking Industries Roll Out Limited Chatbot Services

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – A portmanteau of “chat” and “robot”, chatbots are computer programs designed to simulate human conversation in both spoken speech and text format. With the seemingly inevitable advent of artificial intelligence approaching nearer by the day, South Korean airlines, entertainment and banking industry players are taking measures to get ahead [...]