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A Korean Air A380 At Los Angeles International Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

Korean Air to Offload Non-Essential Assets, Improve Transparency

Korean Air, South Korea’s flag carrier, is selling its non-essential assets in an effort to improve its financial standing and increase transparency, FlightGlobal reports. The most notable asset the airline will sell is real-estate in downtown Seoul, South Korea and a leisure company, which Korean Air wholly owns, that operates a resort in Incheon, South Korea, outside of Seoul. “Korean Air’s sale of unprofitable assets reflects its goal of strong financial stability,” the airline said. It announced that the Seoul…

Asiana Airlines Set to Confirm New Sale Deal on Friday

According to local media, Asiana Airlines, the second-largest airline in South Korea, is expected to sell on Friday. The consortium consists of Hyundai Development Co. and Mirae Asset Daewoo Co. After weeks of negotiations, Kumho Asiana Group agreed to sell a 31 percent stake in the airline for 2.5 trillion…

Asiana LAX-Bound A380 Catches on Fire in Seoul

The engine of an Asiana Airlines Airbus A380 caught on fire during refueling at Incheon International Airport in Seoul on Friday afternoon. The plane, HL7652, was about to carry out flight OZ 202 to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Travelers inside the terminal saw smoke and sparks coming from the…

Aeroflot Expected to Add A350 to North American and Asian…

Romanian site Aeronews.ro is reporting that Aeroflot has decided on routes for its soon-to-be-delivered Airbus A350 aircraft. The aircraft will be implemented on routes from Moscow-Sheremetyevo Airport to New York-JFK, Miami, Beijing, Delhi, and Seoul. The first A350 is scheduled to be delivered in the first quarter of 2020, even…

Aeroflot Expected to Add A350 to North American and Asian…

Romanian site Aeronews.ro is reporting that Aeroflot has decided on routes for its soon-to-be-delivered Airbus A350 aircraft. The aircraft will be implemented on routes from Moscow-Sheremetyevo Airport to New York-JFK, Miami, Beijing, Delhi, and Seoul. The first A350 is scheduled to be delivered in the first quarter of 2020, even…

South Korea’s Eastar Jet Receives its First 737 MAX 8

Eastar Jet has become the first carrier in South Korea to take delivery of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet. Boeing delivered the fuel-efficient and longer-range jet Thursday and will deliver another one of the aircraft later this month. The aircraft joins the low-cost carrier’s existing fleet of Next-Generation 737s…

New York-JFK’s Ultra-Modern Aircraft Renaissance: Asiana Airlines Announces A350 Service…

Asiana Airlines announced both in an Instagram post and on its website that it will be sending its Airbus A350-900XWB aircraft to New York in late October. ASIANA350, as the Seoul-based airline referred to its newest ultra-modern aircraft, will be replacing its largest aircraft, the Airbus A380, on the route…

United CEO Oscar Munoz Sends Off Team USA at San…

As the official airline of Team USA, United Airlines sent 16 athletes, including members from the Freestyle Ski Team to the Olympic Winter Games on Tuesday. United flight 893 departed San Francisco at 10:45 a.m. PT, enroute to Seoul, South Korea. Members of Team USA and the United States Olympic…

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

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…

United Completes Last International Flight for Boeing 747 Fleet

After departing Seoul-Incheon Airport one last time, United Airlines flight 892 touched down at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday at San Francisco International Airport. The arrival of this flight marked the last international regularly scheduled flight for the airline’s Boeing 747. The airline flew its 374-seat jet from its San Francisco…