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Like many airports, Incheon Airport features gates specifically designed for the A380. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Albert Kuan)

Seoul’s Incheon Airport Opens New Terminal for Korean Air and SkyTeam

Seoul's Incheon International Airport, the main international gateway to South Korea, will open its second passenger terminal to the public on Jan.18. Starting that date, Korean Air will no longer operate from the main terminal, which will be renamed Terminal 1, and will move all its domestic and international operations to the new Terminal 2. The new terminal opens ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang. As the main international gateway for the country, most visitors to the…

Korean Air Receives First Bombardier CS300 Jet

On Friday, Bombardier and Korean Air celebrated the delivery of the first CS300 aircraft to the Asian airline. The Seoul-based airline is the Asian launch customer for the new C Series aircraft family. “This is a very important milestone for the C Series program because it is our breakthrough into…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Grandstar Cargo and Jade…

When the Chinese manufactured goods market booming in the early 2000s, airlines and investors were looking for ways to get involved in the trade of Chinese exports and invested heavily in creating cargo carriers. Here are two cargo airlines that got there start, and ultimately saw their end, during this…

U.S. Approval Granted for Delta Air Lines and Korean Air…

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Transport (DOT) granted approval to the proposed joint venture between Delta Air Lines and the South Korean flag carrier Korean Air. The deal, originally struck on June 23, is now awaiting official approval from the DOT's Korean counterpart, the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and…

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…

A Forgotten Soviet Shoot-Down: The Story of Korean Air 902

In September 1983 the Cold War was on the brink of becoming hot. The Soviet Union had shot down a Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 that had strayed over their airspace. The strike resulted in the deaths of all 269 on board, including prominent conservative congressman Larry McDonald.  The intentional…

Taking a Peek Inside Boeing’s Manufacturing Facility in North Charleston

Boeing, though often associated with their main facilities in Seattle, has other sites around the U.S. and the world. One of these facilities is their rapidly expanding final assembly and delivery center in North Charleston, S.C. Referred to simply as Boeing South Carolina, the facility is one home (the other…