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In Japan, Peach is known as “The Flying Train” because it is safe, easy, and cheap like riding a train. (Photo: AirlineGeeks

Peach Becomes First Japanese Carrier to Cut Services to South Korea

Japanese Low-Cost Carrier, Peach Aviation, is the first Japanese airline to respond to rising tensions between Japan and South Korea. The low-cost carrier based at Kansai Airport in Osaka is suspending and reducing flights between the two neighboring countries. According to Peach, the decision to reduce services to South Korea is strategic. “We’ve taken the decision after judging the situation holistically, including the deteriorating South Korean economy and depreciation of the won,” a Peach official said in a press statement.…

Korean Air to Cut Japan Routes in Favor of Southeast…

Korean Air has announced major changes to its Japan flight schedule for the winter travel season. The Seoul-based carrier will be suspending and reducing some of its major routes to Japan from several of its hubs and focus cities in South Korea. While some will be temporarily suspended, others will…

Korean Air to Cut Japan Routes in Favor of Southeast…

Korean Air has announced major changes to its Japan flight schedule for the winter travel season. The Seoul-based carrier will be suspending and reducing some of its major routes to Japan from several of its hubs and focus cities in South Korea. While some will be temporarily suspended, others will…

Korean Air Expands 787 Dreamliner Fleet with Paris Air Show…

Korean Air and Boeing have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOI) for the airline to purchase 20 widebody aircraft. The deal included 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners split evenly between the Dash 9 and Dash 10 variants, valued at $6.3 billion at current list price. In addition to the 10 from…

Asiana’s Removal of First Class Highlights a Larger Industry Trend

Earlier this week Asiana Airlines surprised a good portion of the aviation community by announcing that they would no longer be offering a first class product. Overall Asiana only offers first class on three routes so it’s not that really that big of a deal. It’s not like Cathay Pacific…

Unruly Passenger Results in Unscheduled Landing in Canada

On Sunday, an Air Canada flight headed for Switzerland made an unscheduled landing in St. John’s, Canada due to “an intoxicated and disruptive passenger.” According to CTV’s report, AC 878 took off from Toronto heading to Zurich, but not without a disturbance from an onboard passenger. A man had tried…

Korean Air Eyeing Major Widebody Order to Renew Aging Fleet

Korean Air is reportedly considering a large widebody order as part of a fleet expansion to replace its aging fleet. The carrier has done a good job of placing orders for and flying some of the most modern narrowbody aircraft across different manufacturers including the Airbus A220, Boeing 737 MAX, and…

Asian Infusion: A Look at Honolulu’s Increasing Asian Competition

While Honolulu may be a popular destination for many Americans to travel to every year, the success airlines have found flying west of the islands has created a large market to the Oceania and Asia market. As a result, heavy competition has ensued in the years following as carriers try…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Korean National Airlines

Founded in 1946 by Captain Shin Yong-Wook, South Korean carrier Korean National Airlines, or KNA, was formed as a commercial passenger and air cargo airline. Instead of its longer full name, the carrier operated under the name Koreanair. KNA’s inaugural flight took place on October 30, 1948, from Seoul to Busan…

Yangyang Airport: The World’s Alternate Entrance to PyeongChang

While most people travelling to South Korea for the XXIII Winter Olympics in PyeongChang will fly into Seoul’s Incheon International Airport, there is another airport much closer to PyeongChang that will be the welcoming point for many coming to the games. Located roughly 35 miles northeast of the Olympic Village,…