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Boeing Sees LCCs as Growth Driver for S. Korea’s Commercial Aviation Market

Boeing Sees LCCs as Growth Driver for S. Korea’s Commercial Aviation Market

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Low-cost carriers (LCCs) will be a key growth driver for South Korea’s commercial aviation market and take the lead in the Northeast Asian region market, a Boeing executive said Monday. South Korean LCCs are currently leading the Northeast Asian commercial aviation market, accounting for 65 percent of the entire [...]

Japanese Cities Ask S. Korean LLCs to Retain Flight Routes

Japanese Cities Ask S. Korean LLCs to Retain Flight Routes

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Several Japanese local governments have asked South Korean low-cost carriers (LLCs) to retain flight routes to Japan amid a rising boycott of travel to the neighboring country, industry sources said Tuesday. High-level delegations from Japanese cities and prefectures, including Takamatsu City, recently visited such South Korean budget carriers as [...]

Complaints Against Budget Carriers Nearly Doubled Last Year

Complaints Against Budget Carriers Nearly Doubled Last Year

SEOUL, July 31 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of consumer complaints lodged against South Korea’s budget carriers was nearly twice as high as complaints leveled on full-service airlines last year, a consumer rights agency said Monday. In 2016, low-cost carriers (LCC) received a total of 417 consumer complaints, while Korean Air Lines Co. and Asiana [...]

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 [...]

Jin Air Adds B737-800 to Strengthen Fleet Amid Growing Demand

Jin Air Adds B737-800 to Strengthen Fleet Amid Growing Demand

SEOUL, July 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Jin Air Co., the budget carrier unit of Korean Air Lines Co., said on Monday it added a B737-800 jet to its growing fleet to meet demand during the summer peak season. With the addition of the B737-800, Jin Air’s fleet is now composed of 20 B737-800s and four long-range B777-200ERs, all leased from U.S. aircraft manufacturer [...]