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Seoul Incheon International (ICN)
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48 Countries served
131 Destinations served
224 Routes served

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  • Read more 13APR2014: South Korea's Asiana mulls setting up own Low Cost Carrier
    Asiana Airlines (OZ, Seoul Incheon) is considering whether or not to set up a new, wholly-owned Low Cost Carrier to partner Air Busan (BX, Busan), in which it holds a 46% share. The carrier will likely be based in the Seoul metropolitan area, flying out of Seoul Gimpo and Seoul Incheon international airports.

    “It would be senseless not to have [one more] when there’s a need,” Asiana spokeswoman Lee Hyo-min told the Wall Street Journal. The company said it will file for a business license with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transportation as soon as its plans are fixed.

    In February, CEO Kim Soo-cheon warned that the rise of LCCs had become a very real threat which all full service carriers had to confront.

    The move has been greeted with some consternation by industry analysts who fear its entry will only lead to more market saturation. Presently, South Korea is home to five LCCs namely: Air Busan, Eastar Jet (ZE, Seoul Gimpo), Jeju Air (7C, Jeju), Jin Air (LJ, Seoul Gimpo) (owned by rival Korean Air (KE, Seoul Incheon)) and T'way Air (TW, Cheong Ju).

    In December 2013, AirAsia (AK, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) filed an application with the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure & Transport to establish AirAsia Korea (Seoul Incheon); a joint venture between the Malaysian group (25% shareholding) and an undisclosed group of local investors (75%). Should it be granted the go-ahead, the startup will reportedly focus on the local Cheong Ju to Jeju route before going international.
  • Read more 26MAR2014: Korean Air signs lease deal with ALC for six B737-800s
    Korean Air (KE, Seoul Incheon) has signed lease agreements with the Air Lease Corporation for six new B737-800 aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2015 and 2016. These aircraft are sourced from ALC’s order book from Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare).

    "These six new aircraft will support Korean Air’s expanding route network and frequencies, and builds upon ALC’s previously announced lease transactions with Korean Air for Boeing 737-800 and B777-300(ER) aircraft,” said John Plueger, President and Chief Operating Officer of Air Lease Corporation.

    The South Korean national carrier operates a fleet of nineteen B737-800s on domestic flights as well as to destinations in Thailand, China, the Philippines, Japan, Vietnam, Guam, Palau, Malaysia, and Cambodia.
  • Read more 25MAR2014: South Korea's Asiana outlines initial A380 routes
    Asiana Airlines (OZ, Seoul Incheon) has outlined its initial A380-800 routes ahead of the delivery of its first of the type in the second quarter of this year. In a statement, the airline announced that the twindeck jet will initially be deployed on flights from Seoul Incheon to Tokyo Narita and Hong Kong Chep Lap Kok effective June 13 with Osaka Kansai and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to follow on July 24.

    Longhaul services to Los Angeles Int'l will début on August 15.

    The aircraft are configured with 12 First Class, 66 Business Class and 417 Economy class seats with Suites on the Upper Deck.

    Asiana Airlines will become the twelfth operator of the A380 and the second in South Korea after local rival, Korean Air (KE, Seoul Incheon). It currently has six of the type on order from Airbus Industrie (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac).
  • Read more 10FEB2014: Korean Air to invest in Hanjin Shipping Co
    Korean Air (KE, Seoul Incheon) is to invest in Hanjin Shipping Co. after the airline's parent, Hanjin Group, ended a long running family feud with the shipping firm's owner. According to CargoFacts, Hanjin Shipping Co chairwoman Choi Eun-young was forced to ask the Group for a bailout after three years of heavy losses. Ms Choi had sought to keep her enterprise separate from the Group, run by her brother-in-law, Cho Yang-ho. As such Korean Air will participate in Hanjin Shipping’s KRW400billion (USD370million) capital increase to the tune of KRW150billion.
  • Read more 12JAN2014: Swiss regulator fines int'l airlines cabal $11mn for price fixing
    Swiss (LX, Zurich) and parent Lufthansa (LH, Frankfurt Int'l) have escaped CHF11million (USD12.1million) in fines levied by the Swiss Competition Commission (COMCO) against a cabal of international carriers following an extensive investigation into an air freight price-fixing racket. COMCO says its investigation revealed that Atlas Air (5Y, New York JFK), Korean Air (KE, Seoul Incheon), American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth), United Airlines (UA, Chicago O'Hare), SAS Scandinavian Airlines (SK, Copenhagen Kastrup), JAL - Japan Airlines (JL, Tokyo Haneda), Singapore Airlines (SQ, Singapore Changi), Cathay Pacific (CX, Hong Kong Chep Lap Kok), Cargolux (CV, Luxembourg), British Airways (BA, London Heathrow), Air France (AF, Paris CDG) and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL, Amsterdam), had colluded on freight rates, fuel surcharges, war risk surcharges, customs clearance surcharges for the U.S. and the commissioning of surcharges. COMCO said that Lufthansa and Swiss had obtained full immunity following their self-denunciations. After the initiation of the legal proceedings, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Japan Airlines, Air France-KLM and Cargolux all submitted leniency applications which led to substantial reductions in their respective sanctions. The regulator said the investigation "had been characterized by a high complexity of proceedings because of the large number of air transport agreements with third party States."

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Aircraft TypeActiveInactiveTotalOn Order* BØ Age P  
A330-2008 8hiddenhidden
A330-30016 16hiddenhidden
A380-8008 8hiddenhidden
B737-700 WIN.1 1hiddenhidden
B737-800 WIN.19 19hiddenhidden
B737-90016 16hiddenhidden
B737-900 WIN.6 6hiddenhidden
B747-40014 14hiddenhidden
B747-400(F)17 17hiddenhidden
B747-8(F)5 5hiddenhidden
B777-20018 18hiddenhidden
B777-3004 4hiddenhidden
B777-300(ER)12 12hiddenhidden
B777-F4 4hiddenhidden
Total1480148hiddenhidden  
* Includes new or used aircraft not yet delivered for which a construction/manufacturer serial number is already known.

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