Korean Air Makes Progress On Drone Swarm Inspections

By Henry Canaday May 22, 2023
The airline is seeking regulatory approval for its swarm-based drone inspections, which it has been refining during testing on Boeing 737s.
Emerging Technologies

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

The Week In Technology, May 15-19, 2023

By Graham Warwick May 16, 2023
AI in aviation; flying hydrogen lab; Seoul’s UAM routes; and Alder’s fuel progresses.
Emerging Technologies

Seoul Picks Routes For Korean UAM Flights

By Graham Warwick May 15, 2023
Seoul’s metropolitan government has selected routes for urban air mobility demonstration flights in 2024-25.
Air Transport

Korean Air Predicts More Passenger Demand Gains, But Weaker Cargo

By Adrian Schofield May 03, 2023
Korean Air expects to see passenger demand continue to increase toward a full recovery in 2023, and the carrier is boosting its capacity in response.
Airlines & Lessors

Routes In Brief: Rolling Daily Updates (W/C April 24, 2023)

By David Casey Apr 28, 2023
The latest new route announcements, schedule changes and codeshares.
Airports & Networks

Routes In Brief: Rolling Daily Updates (W/C April 17, 2023)

By David Casey Apr 21, 2023
The latest new route announcements, schedule changes and codeshares.
Airports & Networks

2023 ATW Excellence in Leadership Recipient: Walter Cho

Apr 20, 2023
Since taking the helm as chairman and CEO at Korean Air in 2019, Walter Cho has rapidly gained a worldwide reputation for industry vision and dynamic management
Airlines & Lessors

China’s International Rebound Gains Momentum

By Adrian Schofield Mar 31, 2023
Airlines are restoring more flights as the Chinese government and other countries remove restrictions.
Airlines & Lessors

Virgin Atlantic Launches Korean Air Codeshare

By David Casey Mar 27, 2023
The partnership marks Virgin Atlantic’s entry to the South Korean market.
Airports & Networks

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

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

Daily Memo: New Players Stake Claims In South Korea’s Long-Haul Market

By Adrian Schofield Jan 19, 2023
Air Premia and T’Way are expanding the widebody operations they launched during the past two years.
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

Korean Air To Launch Budapest Link, Plans Further Resumptions

By David Casey Aug 31, 2022
Budapest has numerous Korean automobile manufacturers located in the area due to the Hungarian government’s investment policy,
Airlines & Lessors

Korean Air Projects Further Passenger Capacity Gains

By Adrian Schofield Aug 04, 2022
Korean Air’s continuing recovery in passenger demand and capacity helped the carrier achieve a healthy profit for the second quarter.
Airlines & Lessors

Korean Air Reroutes Long-Haul Flights Away From Russian Airspace

By Adrian Schofield Mar 15, 2022
The new routes will mean flights between Seoul and European destinations Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London and Paris will be between 1 hr. 30 min. and 2 hr. 45 min. longer on each one-way leg.
Airlines & Lessors

Competition Heats Up For Korean UAM Market

By Graham Warwick Nov 17, 2021
With the South Korean government making a proactive effort to commercialize urban air mobility by 2025, two consortiums have announced plans to develop and test the required ecosystem.
Advanced Air Mobility

Korean Air Withdraws From AAPA In Efficiency Drive

By Adrian Schofield Sep 13, 2021
Korean Air has opted to leave the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) as it adjusts its industry group commitments following the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
Airlines & Lessors

Record Cargo Revenue Drives Korean Air Quarterly Profit

By Adrian Schofield Aug 13, 2021
Korean Air has managed to achieve another second quarter (Q2) net profit, with the result once again based on strong performance in the cargo sector.
Airlines & Lessors

South Korea Studying Satellite Launch from Commercial Aircraft 

By Chen Chuanren Jul 20, 2021
Korean Air and Seoul National University have been commissioned by the Republic of Korea Air Force to explore using the Boeing 747-400 passenger aircraft for an air launch system, similar to Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne.

Daily Memo: Asian Carriers Push Green Projects Despite Pandemic

By Adrian Schofield Jul 08, 2021
Recent examples show that airlines in Asia-Pacific are willing to devote resources to sustainability efforts at a time when they are also looking under every rock to cut costs.
Airlines & Lessors

South Korean Capital, Hyundai Partner On UAM

By Graham Warwick Jun 16, 2021
Automaker Hyundai and the Seoul metropolitan government have signed a memorandum of understanding to enable the development of urban air mobility (UAM) in the South Korean capital.
Advanced Air Mobility

Korean Air Looks To Defer All 2021 Aircraft Deliveries | 大韓航空、2021年の新造機デリバリーを延期か

Feb 14, 2021
Air Transport & MRO