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Incheon International “Artport” Readies New Passenger Terminal

Incheon International “Artport” Readies New Passenger Terminal

YEONGJONG, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Days away from launching its first international flight, the newly completed second passenger terminal at Incheon International Airport is earning attention not just for the economic value it should generate, but also for the eye-catching artwork displayed throughout. One example of the decorations that have persuaded some to call [...]

Korean Air to Fly CS300 Aircraft on Seoul-Ulsan Route

Korean Air to Fly CS300 Aircraft on Seoul-Ulsan Route

ULSAN, South Korea, Jan. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean Air Lines Co. will fly its new CS300 aircraft on the Seoul-Ulsan route later this month, Ulsan city government said Wednesday. South Korea’s flagship carrier will fly two fuel-efficient 127-seat CS300s, manufactured by Canadian aircraft company Bombardier, on domestic routes linking Seoul to Ulsan, Pohang, Yeosu [...]

Two Korean Planes Sight Possible N. Korean Ballistic Missile in Japanese Airspace

Two Korean Planes Sight Possible N. Korean Ballistic Missile in Japanese Airspace

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Pilots of South Korean passenger jets homeward bound from the United States may have caught a glimpse of the North Korean ballistic missile that was launched by the Kim Jong-un regime on November 29. According to Korean Air, the pilots of flight KE026 saw an unidentified light while in [...]

Incheon International Airport Offers Coat-Check for Travelers Headed for Warm Weather

Incheon International Airport Offers Coat-Check for Travelers Headed for Warm Weather

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – From December 1 to the end of February, both Korean Air and Asiana Airlines are offering their respective customers a complimentary five-day coat-check for passengers on their way to warmer destinations. Asian Airlines introduced its service in 1999, with over 290,000 reported to have made use of the service [...]

Korean Air, Boeing Sign MOU for Chinook Helicopter Upgrade

Korean Air, Boeing Sign MOU for Chinook Helicopter Upgrade

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean Air Lines Co. has signed a deal to partner with Boeing Co. to cooperate on technology in upgrading the CH-47 Chinook helicopter, the company said Thursday. The Korean flag carrier and the U.S. aircraft manufacturer signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the partnership at the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition (ADEX) 2017 being held in Seongnam, just south [...]

Popularity of Low Cost Carriers Soars to the Detriment of Korean Air and Asiana

Popularity of Low Cost Carriers Soars to the Detriment of Korean Air and Asiana

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Customers are increasingly forgoing established airlines such as Korean Air and Asiana Airlines for cheaper options. On July 24, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport released figures that show the overall number of travelers opting for low cost carriers (LCC) for international travel steadily increased from January (24.1 [...]

Korean Air Workers Allow Company to Decide Wage Increase in 2017

Korean Air Workers Allow Company to Decide Wage Increase in 2017

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Unionized workers at Korean Air Lines Co. will allow the company to decide on the wage increase for 2017 to better help the national flag carrier make a turnaround this year, the airline said Friday. “We have delegated authority to the company for this year’s wage negotiations not only for the company’s sustainable growth and survival but also for the job security of workers,” union leader Lee Jong-ho said in a [...]