Asiana Airlines Resumes Flights to Hawaii

South Korea’s aviation industry has gradually started recovering from the pandemic. Asiana Airlines — the second-largest carrier in the nation— has resumed its services to Hawaii on Sunday. The resumption comes after the easing of the travel restrictions in South Korea. The airline will operate three times a week services…

Korean Air to Launch Boeing 737 Max Flights from March

Korean Air officially announced its plan to start flying the Boeing 737 Max in March, following the aircraft's ferried flight from storage to Seoul, South Korea on Feb. 13. The Korean flag carrier confirmed a deal of 30 737 Max in 2015. However, the delivery has been delayed due to…

Eastar Jet Foresees Flight Resumptions In Feburary

The Seoul Bankruptcy Court has given a green light to Sung Jung, a South Korean property developer,  to acquire Eastar Jet — a struggling low-cost airline. The developer is trying to acquire an 80% stake in Eastar Jet for 108.7 billion South Korean wons ($97 million). Eastar Jet is expected…

Travel Bubble Between South Korea, Saipan Has Launched

South Korea and Saipan, the US territory in the Pacific Ocean have inked the travel bubble agreement. However, the travel demand was remained weak in South Korea as the country is seeing the fourth wave of the coronavirus. Asiana Airlines, the second largest carrier in South Korea, and Jeju Air,…

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…

Korean Air Merger with Asiana Delayed Until 2024

The acquisition of Asiana by Korean Air will not be completed by 2022 as was predicted. The main airline of South Korea has delayed the operation until 2024 due to several obstacles the monopoly law and the future operations of low-cost airlines Jin Air, Air Busan and Air Seoul. With…

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,…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 23: Airlines Under Pressure

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at last week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts or through our distributor, Anchor. We…

Korean Air Acquires Asiana Airlines Rival

After being hit hard by the coronavirus for several months, a large merger and acquisition is going to happen in South Korea. Korean Air will acquire a 63.9% stake in Asiana Airlines and its no-frills carrier, Air Busan and Air Seoul for $1.62 billion. The airline will become the world’s…