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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 [...]

Asiana Airlines Q3 Net Plunges 81% Due to Lower China Demand

Asiana Airlines Q3 Net Plunges 81% Due to Lower China Demand

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Asiana Airlines Inc., South Korea’s second-largest airline by sales, said Thursday its third-quarter net profit plunged 81percent, hit by lower demand from China. Its heavy dependence on travel demand from China and other Asian countries resulted in poor performance in the July-September period. Net profit for the three months nosedived to 28.8 billion won (US$26 million) from 152.6 billion won a year earlier, the company said [...]

Korean Airlines Attains Temporary Reprieve from TSA’s Enhanced Security Measures

Korean Airlines Attains Temporary Reprieve from TSA’s Enhanced Security Measures

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – One day before enhanced security measures for travelers arriving in the U.S. go into effect, Korean Airlines’ request to the TSA for a temporary reprieve until February 20 was approved, becoming the second domestic airline to receive an exemption after Asiana Airlines was granted the same distinction the day [...]