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A Korean Air 737 MAX among stored planes at Moses Lake. Two new Korean airlines are launching in the coming months. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

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, overseas, or mail transport – in 2019. Air Premia promised its aircraft feature premium economy class and provide international service to North America and Vietnam. The pandemic has deferred its…

Chaebol Conquest: A Look at Korean Aviation

While many western companies have seen the rise of corporate conglomerates since the 1990s, the South Korean market has had a long history of Korean conglomerates, which are locally called chaebols, dominating the market. As to be expected, the aviation industry is no stranger to chaebols, with the top three…