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An Air Premia takes off for its delivery flight from Everett, Wash. to Seoul's Incheon International Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Air Premia To Launch Inaugural Flight This Week with First Route to Jeju

Korean startup Air Premia plans to launch its inaugural flight this week on Aug. 11 from Seoul's Gimpo International Airport to the popular island of Jeju, the busiest route in the world pre-pandemic. The hybrid-service carrier intends to operate two daily frequencies through Oct. 30, with a morning and evening frequency. Utilizing its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the inaugural flight, numbered YP541, departs Gimpo at 6:30 a.m. and arrives at Jeju at 7:40 a.m. On the return leg, YP542 departs Jeju…

April Brings Renewed Life for Korean Aviation

The aviation industry in South Korea has seen a silver lining in spite of the country's fourth wave of coronavirus. AeroK, the brand-new Cheongju-based airline, will operate three flights each day between Cheongju to Jeju with its A320 starting on April 15. “Operation of our first scheduled flight had to…

Two New Korean Airlines Set to Launch Soon

The aviation industry in South Korea is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, as Air Premia and Aero K, two brand-new budget carriers, are going to launch services as soon as next month. Both airlines were granted their Air Carrier Licenses – which allow for interstate, foreign,…

Air Premia Plans Early Expansion With Dreamliner Order

Adding to its current fleet of only three aircraft, South Korean hopeful Air Premia has announced an order for five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners to aid in its low-cost ambitions. The airline, who already has a deal with Air Lease Corporation for three Dreamliners, sees the aircraft as necessary for its…