Throwback Thursday
A KNA DC-4 (Photo: Bill Larkins [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

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 in the southern part of the country. Just two short years into their operations, the airline was forced to stop flying from 1950 to 1952 as a result of the…