Korean Air Enters Volare, ITA Airways’ Loyalty Program

TA Airways and Korean Air strengthen their partnership beyond the Skyteam alliance with the signing of a frequent flyer agreement as part of Volare, the Italian flag carrier's loyalty program. Korean Air, a founding member of Skyteam, is the leading South Korean airline in Italy and the first airline partner…

A380 Superjumbo Makes Return as Travel Demand Skyrockets

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck the aviation industry in March of 2020, many carriers scrambled to send as many aircraft as they could to storage sites around the world in an effort to cut costs. Airlines looked first to the aircraft that they felt provided little value to them in…

Korean Air to Recommence Three Long-Haul Routes in July

Korean Air announced Thursday that it will recommence three long-haul operation destinations from July. The South Korean carrier had suspended long-haul flights at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic over two years ago. As a country, South Korea had very strict lockdown procedures, inbound travel and quarantine restrictions. The mandatory…

South Korea Quarantine Rules Come to an End as Airlines…

South Korea has gradually reopened its border after two years of the pandemic. The decision has come after the flattening of the coronavirus curve in the country. Starting this week, the country will drop its quarantine rules and welcome foreign arrivals regardless of the travelers’ vaccine status. The travelers need…

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…

Korean Air Welcomes New AWS Data Infrastructure

Earlier this week, Korean Air finished the complete shift for integrating Amazon Web Services (AWS)  - a subsidiary of Amazon that focuses on cloud computing, data storage, IT infrastructure and digital networking. In response to the evolving COVID-19 ordeal,  the Seoul-based carrier plans to use its migration towards cloud technology…

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,…