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Clement Charpentreau
Six Russian warplanes intercepted by South Korean fighter jets

The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff reported that six Russian military aircraft entered the country’s air defense identification zone on the East Sea, the West Sea, and the South Sea.  More than ten fighter jets were scrambled to intercept them....


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...


Clement Charpentreau
South Korean F-15K jets fly over islands disputed by Japan

During an event marking the 71st anniversary of the South Korean Armed Forces, several F-15K fighter jets flew a patrol over the disputed islands of Dokdo (or Takeshima in Japan), causing an official protest from Japanese officials....


Clement Charpentreau
US helicopter drops container on building near Seoul

A helicopter belonging to the U.S. military dropped a container that was being airlifted via sling load in the vicinity of Cheoin, Yongin City, South Korea on September 23, 2019. During the incident, a building was damaged, but no people were harmed....


Clement Charpentreau
Heathrow relies on innovation to improve PRM accessibility

Whether they are injured temporarily, mobility impaired, blind, or in old age, every passenger can expect airports to mobilize their technical and human resources at each stage of the trip to make it accessible....


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....


Clement Charpentreau
South Korean F-15K jets fire warning shots at Russian aircraft

Fighter jets of the South Korean Air Force fired warning shots at a Russian military aircraft that had violated its airspace off the east coast twice....


AeroTime Team
Correction: Air Premia appoints two CEOs

In March 2019, South Korean authorities have issued licenses to the fresh batch of start-up airlines, among which was Air Premia. Fast forward a month, and the airline is already making changes to license, after appointing a second CEO. ...


AeroTime Team
Korean Air’s bittersweet 50th anniversary

Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-ho was ousted from Korean Air board on March 27, 2019. Ironically enough, March 2019 is also the month when Korean Air celebrates its 50th anniversary, inherently connected to Cho and his family....