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Boeing Delivers Korean Air's First 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing and Korean Air today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787-9 Dreamliner. The Seoul-based carrier will be the first Korean carrier to operate the 787-9 Dreamliner in the country. The airline is scheduled to launch domestic flights to Jeju from Seoul (Gimpo) for a month as part of the required certification period, before launching long-haul international...

Delta and Korean Air Strengthen Partnership with New Flights to Seoul

Delta Air Lines is expanding to Asia with new service between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Seoul Incheon International Airport beginning on June 3, 2017. The daily nonstop flight will operate with a 291-seat Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. Additionally, Delta and Korean Air are expanding their joint codeshare agreement. Delta’s new Atlanta flight complements Korean Air&...

Korean Air jet has apparent engine fire at Tokyo airport

An engine fire broke out on a Korean Air jet about to take off from a Tokyo airport Friday, and seven people may have been injured, an official said. Firefighters put out the blaze within the hour, and all 302 passengers and 17 crewmembers were evacuated, said Kyosuke Okada, a government official assigned to Haneda. There were unconfirmed reports that two men and five women were injured, but Ok...

Airline chief sued by own pilots for claiming 'flying is easier than driving a car'

Pilots at a South Korean airline are suing their chairman after he claimed that “flying is easier than driving a car”. The union at Korean Air, South Korea's flag carrier, has filed a lawsuit to the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office against Cho Yang-Ho, who is also the president of the Olympic organising committee for PyeongChang's 2018 Winter Games, for conte...

Korean Air begins A380 flights to Sydney

Sydney has welcomed a new Airbus A380 operator with the start of Korean Air’s seasonal service with the double decker superjumbo. The Skyteam alliance member is operating the A380 to the NSW capital over summer, with the aircraft to feature on the Seoul (Incheon)-Sydney route from December 1 to March 26 2016. Korean Air usually flies either the Airbus A330 or Boeing 777 aircraft to Syd...