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Clement Charpentreau

Russian MiG-31BM heavy interceptors to monitor Pacific Ocean

A squadron of modernized Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-31BM supersonic interceptors is being deployed on the Kamchatka Peninsula, at the easternmost point of Russia bordering the Pacific Ocean. It will be tasked with controlling the airspace in an increasingly contested region....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Coronavirus opportunities: Jeju Air buys Eastar Jet on the cheap

The breakout of coronavirus has resulted in a lot of canceled flights and in turn, a significant amount of lost revenues. Despite an even more difficult operating environment in South Korea, two airlines in the country are consolidating as Jeju Air purchased a majority equity in Eastar Jet....


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....


AeroTime Team

Jeju Air to acquire 51% Eastar Jet’s shares

Jeju Airlines (also known as Jeju Air), South Korea’s largest budget carrier, is planning to acquire a 51% stake in its competitor, another South Korean low cost carrier Eastar Jet, signaling strains in the country’s already crowded budget carrier market....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Jetstar aims to boost demand between Australia and South Korea

Jetstar Airways announced a new route that will connect Australia's Golden Coast with the capital of South Korea, Seoul. The low-cost carrier aims to boost demand for travel between the two countries, which has been falling since September 2018....


Clement Charpentreau

Third USAF F-16 crash in less than two months

An F-16 Fighting Falcon of the United States Air Force crashed as it was about to land on Kunsan Air Base, near Gunsan, South Korea. The pilot managed to eject from his aircraft. The crash is the latest in a series of incidents involving an F-16 in the last few months....


Clement Charpentreau

South Korea, Japan, China to end risky airspace situation

South Korea, Japan, and China are close to reaching an agreement regarding the control of the airspace over the East China Sea, in an attempt to put an end to a series of near-miss incidents....


Zivile Zalagenaite

150 Boeing 737NG checked for pickle fork cracks in South Korea

South Korean authorities confirmed that inspections for Boeing 737NG pickle fork cracks have been completed in the country. Out of a total 150 aircraft checks completed, double cracks were detected on 13 aeroplanes, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) revealed on November 25, 2019. ...


AeroTime Extra

South Korea halts flights for students taking exams

Aviation in South Korea is put on hold for 35 minutes to help out students in the country who are taking influential exams.   ...


Zivile Zalagenaite

Four Boeing 737NG grounded for pickle fork cracks in South Korea

Following a second round of inspections, pickle fork cracks were found on four Boeing 737 NG, bringing the total number of grounded aircraft in South Korea to 13. ...