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Korean Air partners with SK Energy to adopt carbon-neutral jet fuel

Korean Air has partnered with SK Energy, a major petroleum and refinery company in Korea, to introduce carbon-neutral jet fuel to actively counter climate change. Through the partnership, the airline will purchase a month’s worth of carbon-neutral jet fuel for domestic flights departing from Jeju and Cheongju. Carbon-neutral jet fuel can be achieved by measuring […]

Korean Air operates 10,000 cargo-only passenger flights

Korean Air has operated 10,000 cargo-only passenger flights as of August 1. The airline launched its first cargo-only passenger flight on the Incheon-Ho Chi Minh route in March 2020, and has operated these flights on 65 routes to North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, China and Japan, transporting 400,000 tons worldwide. Approximately 40 tons are transported […]

Korean Air moves forward with Asiana integration

Korean Air has finalised a post-merger integration plan with Asiana Airlines after receiving confirmation from the Korea Development Bank. In November, Korean Air signed a deal to acquire Asiana’s new shares and perpetual convertible bonds. After the contract, Korean Air thoroughly conducted due diligence and created the post-merger integration plan, which it submitted to the […]

Korean Air gets ready to deliver COVID-19 vaccine to the world

Korean Air, with one of the world’s largest cargo operations, has launched a COVID-19 vaccine transport task force to prepare for the safe and swift transport of the vaccine once it becomes available. Transporting vaccines is a very delicate and challenging process requiring specialized storage facilities and equipment. Vaccines generally need to be stored at […]

Korean Air leadership takes pay cuts, looks for further asset sales

All Korean Air executives will forgo part of their salaries in response to the worsening business environment due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak. Korean Air announced that salaries of its executive vice presidents and above will be reduced by 50 per cent senior vice presidents by 40 per cent, and managing vice presidents by 30 […]

Korean Air Unveils All-New Safety Video Starring Global K-pop Group SuperM

Korean Air unveiled a brand-new safety video in partnership with SM Entertainment, the largest entertainment company in Korea. On November 4, the new safety video starring SuperM, a global K-pop group, was aired on all Korean Air flights, starting with KE621, which departed from Incheon at 7:45 am to Manila. In-flight safety videos are required […]

Korean Air to roll-out bag drop counters at domestic airports

Korean Air will transform all economy class check-in counters in domestic airports to bag drop counters for passengers already checked in using mobile, web check-in services or airport kiosks. According to the airline, the change will enable Korean Air to provide more efficient, convenient baggage check-in services to self-check-in users. From September, passengers who use […]

Korean Air Announces Intent to Acquire 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Korean Air and Air Lease Corporation today announced at the Paris Air Show the airline plans to add 30 new 787 Dreamliner airplanes to its fleet, with a commitment to purchase 10 new 787-10s and 10 additional 787-9 airplanes valued at $6.3 billion at current list prices. As part of this agreement, Korean Air will […]

Korean Air Unveils Special Aircraft Livery to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Korean Air has announced that ten aircraft will display a special emblem and slogan to celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. The special aircraft livery will depict the number 50 with a plane flying over it alongside the slogan “Beyond 50 Years of Excellence”. The number 50 symbolizes Korean Air’s 50th anniversary and features a […]

Delta and Korean Air create trans-Pacific joint venture

Delta Air Lines and Korean Air have reached an agreement to create a trans-Pacific joint venture, which would be offering an expanded network, same industry-leading products and service and a customer experience between the U.S. and Asia. The joint venture will create a combined network serving more than 290 destinations in the Americas and more […]