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Ina Hladyshava
Back to normal? Airlines to relaunch Chinese operations

Resuming operations is on the agenda for international operators, despite Chinese travel restriction policy that is still valid....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Lifeline to Korea’s 2nd biggest airline: Asiana finds buyers

The ailing South Korean airline found new owners. Led by two South Korean giants, a consortium will buy out a majority of Asiana Airlines' s shares. The consortium aims to complete the purchase by April 2020....


Clement Charpentreau
Asiana A380 engine catches fire at Seoul Incheon Airport [Video]

The engine of an Airbus A380 belonging to the South Korean carrier Asiana Airlines caught fire during refueling in Seoul airport. The incident caused no injury....


Ruta Burbaite
South Korea’s top court suspends Asiana route over crash landing

A five years-long court battle over the 2013 deadly crash landing of Asiana Airlines flight 214 in San Francisco has finally resulted in victory, but not for the South Korean airline. The country’s Supreme Court confirmed on October 17, 2019, a government decision to temporarily suspend Asiana’s U.S.-bound route as penalty over the accident that officials say was caused due to the pilots’ misjudgment, resulting from insufficient...


Ruta Burbaite
South Korea’s activist fund KCGI mulls Asiana Airlines takeover

South Korea’s two largest carriers with, lately, not so shiny of a reputation, may now be joining forces. Activist fund KCGI, the no. 2 shareholder in parent company of national carrier Korean Air Lines, is reportedly considering taking over rival Asiana Airlines, local media sources indicate....


AeroTime Team
Two biggest South Korean airlines shaken by top ranks changes

The heads of South Korea’s two biggest airlines left their seats within a week, amid financial scandals. Chairman and co-CEO of Asiana Airlines, the second biggest airline in South Korean, just quit his position after accounting scandal at the airline. Less than a week before, the head of the country’s flag carrier Korean Air was ousted from the company’s board as he is being investigated for embezzlement.  ...