Regulators Eye Marginal Improvements As Crashworthiness Advances

By Sean Broderick May 23, 2023
Accidents are becoming more survivable, meaning regulators are doing their jobs, but finding additional improvements has become more challenging.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

European Commission Submits Objections On Korean-Asiana Merger

By Adrian Schofield May 18, 2023
The EC has concerns about the proposed merger’s effect on competition on certain routes between South Korea and Europe that are served by both carriers.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

UK Competition Authority Approves Korean Air Merger Remedies

By Adrian Schofield Mar 01, 2023
The core part of Korean Air’s remedy is helping Virgin Atlantic start flights between London Heathrow Airport and Seoul.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Routes In Brief: Rolling Daily Updates

By David Casey Feb 24, 2023
The latest new route announcements, schedule changes and codeshares.
Air Transport

European Commission Outlines Korean Air-Asiana Merger Concerns

By Adrian Schofield Feb 20, 2023
The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into the proposed Korean Air-Asiana merger, which the regulator says could be anti-competitive.
Airlines & Lessors

EU Ponders Launching In-Depth Korean-Asiana Merger Probe

By Helen Massy-Beresford Feb 10, 2023
The European Commission is reportedly set to pursue a full-scale antitrust investigation into Korean Air’s takeover of rival Asiana Airlines.
Airlines & Lessors

Asiana Is Latest Carrier To Sign Up For Shell Aviation SAF

By Chen Chuanren Jan 31, 2023
Asiana says that it was crucial for it to preemptively secure SAF supply for its global network as the EU prepares to mandate the use of SAF.
Airlines & Lessors

Korean Air Moves Closer To Asiana Merger Completion

By Adrian Schofield Jan 04, 2023
China cleared the Korean Air-Asiana Airlines merger in late December but the EU and U.S. are yet to sign off on the deal.
Airlines & Lessors

Asiana Records Third Straight Quarterly Profit On Cargo Growth

By Adrian Schofield Feb 17, 2021
Asiana Airlines managed to achieve a net profit in the fourth quarter largely thanks to its cargo operation which narrowed its full-year loss amid the pandemic.
Airlines & Lessors

Court Rejects Challenge To Korean Air-Asiana Merger

By Adrian Schofield Dec 01, 2020
A potential hurdle for the proposed Korean Air-Asiana Airlines merger has been removed after the dismissal of a legal challenge that was filed against the deal.
Airlines & Lessors

Korean Air Plans To Acquire Asiana In $1.6B Deal

By Adrian Schofield Nov 16, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis is set to spark major consolidation in the South Korean airline industry, with Korean Air planning to purchase struggling rival Asiana Airlines.
Airlines & Lessors

Asiana Purchase Agreement Collapses After Talks Fail

By Adrian Schofield Sep 11, 2020
A deal for the takeover of South Korean carrier Asiana Airlines by a Hyundai Development Co. (HDC)-led consortium has collapsed, with both sides confirming that the sale agreement had been canceled.
Airlines & Lessors

Asiana, HDC Dispute Clouds Takeover Of Airline

By Adrian Schofield Jun 12, 2020
Asiana Airlines has rejected claims that it has not provided sufficient information to prospective buyer Hyundai Development Co. (HDC) as a dispute between the two parties signals major complications in closing the takeover.
Airlines & Lessors

Asiana Prepares To Restore Suspended International Routes

By Adrian Schofield May 14, 2020
South Korean carrier Asiana is planning to reopen several international routes in June, one of a handful of airlines beginning to restore networks cut back due to COVID-19.
Airports & Networks

Singapore, India Expand Travel Bans; Vietnam Airlines Cuts Korea Flights

By Chen Chuanren Mar 03, 2020
With COVID-19 coronavirus cases multiplying in South Korea, Iran and Italy, Singapore has taken more steps to mitigate the risk. 
Airports & Networks

South Korean Carriers Scramble To Address Growing COVID-19 Threats

By Chen Chuanren Feb 25, 2020
As South Korea is struck by hundreds of new COVID-19 coronavirus infections, its airlines are trying to mitigate the effects.
Air Transport