Korean Air Chief awarded FlightGlobal’s 2022 Air Cargo Leadership Award ▣ Photo caption: (From left to right) Mr. Graham Dunn, Executive editor at FlightGlobal, Mr. Walter Cho, Chairman and CEO of Korean Air, Mr. Olivier Houri, SmartKargo EVP & Chief Revenue OfficerKorean Air Chief awardedFlightGlobal’s 2022 Air Cargo Leadership Award(Seoul, July 19, 2022) - Korean Air’s Chairman and CEO, Walter Cho, won the Air Cargo Leadership Award at FlightGlobal’s Airline Strategy Awards in London on July 17.FlightGlobal, one of the world’s most respected global aviation media, has organized the Airline Strategy Awards annually from 2002, and recognizes chief executives and airlines for outstanding strategic leadership and achievements.Walter Cho was acknowledged for his leadership and innovative strategies in the airline’s cargo business that performed strongly and helped the airline to post an operating profit throughout the pandemic.“Under the leadership of chief executive Walter Cho, Korean Air has been an industry leader in shifting its focus to air cargo during the Covid-19 crisis,” said Lewis Harper, editor of Airline Business.At the awards ceremony, Walter Cho said, “The pandemic was tough for everybody in this room and in this industry, but for me it was even tougher because I was only six months into the job. But it quickly turned into something exciting and fun, because we were able to transform the mostly passenger airline into an all-cargo airline.” Cho added, “I would like to thank the entire Korean Air team for their fabulous work.”Lewis added, “With the acquisition of Asiana in the works, Cho’s Korean Air is emerging as a formidable force in the cargo sector with significant growth potential, giving it strong foundations on which to rebuild its passenger network as Covid-related restrictions fall away.”About Korean AirServing the world for more than 50 years, Korean Air is one of the world's top 20 airlines, carrying more than 27 million passengers in 2019, pre-COVID. With its global hub at Incheon International Airport (ICN), the airline serves 120 cities in 43 countries on five continents with a modern fleet of 154 aircraft and over 20,000 professional employees.The airline’s outstanding performance and commitment to the highest level of safety and customer service was further highlighted during the pandemic, granted numerous awards including 2021 Airline of the Year and 2022 Cargo Operator of the Year by Air Transport World, and a 5-star COVID safety rating from Skytrax.Korean Air is a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, and has grown into one of the largest transpacific airlines through its joint venture with Delta Air Lines.Dedicated to providing Excellence in Flight, Korean Air’s vision is to be a respected leader in the world airline community.For more information about Korean Air, please visit www.koreanair.com, Korean Air Newsroom, facebook.com/KoreanAir, instagram.com/KoreanAirworld/ and Twitter@KoreanAir_KE. 2022-07-19Report Korean Air Korean Air ranks first in global customer satisfaction for 18th consecutive year Korean Air ranks first in global customer satisfactionfor 18th consecutive year(Seoul, July 8, 2022) - Korean Air took first place in the air passenger transportation sector of the 2022 Global Customer Satisfaction Index (GCSI) awards on June 23.Hosted by the Global Management Association(GMA), the GCSI awards recognize the best Korean corporation in each category by evaluating customer satisfaction levels, global competitiveness and customer loyalty. In recognition of its efforts to enhance customer service, Korean Air has maintained its top rank for 18 consecutive years since 2005.Throughout the COVID pandemic, the airline has been delivering the highest levels of hygiene and safety through various measures such as cabin disinfection, contactless check-in options, social distancing policies, and strengthening hygiene of inflight meals.Korean Air has not only restored its inflight experience to pre-COVID levels, but has also upgraded some services such as providing more options for inflight meals, desserts and beverages. In addition to the airline’s signature Korean dish, bibimbap, new seasonal Korean dishes such as bulgogi rice with acorn jelly in cold broth and spicy noodles are being offered.The airline continuously works to improve customer services through IT investment and innovation. It launched a full-scale digitalization of travel documents; automated entry at airport lounges; introduced a baggage loading notification service that notifies passengers when their checked baggage has been loaded on their flight; and opened chatbot services where customers can ask questions on their smartphone.Korean Air is also actively engaging in ESG management. The airline continues to introduce highly efficient and eco-friendly aircraft, and as part of its efforts to reduce carbon emissions, it became the first Korean airline to introduce sustainable aviation fuel, which can reduce a flight’s carbon emissions by up to 80%.Korean Air has been recognized by various bodies for its comprehensive efforts to improve customer service. The airline was named 2021 Airline of the Year by Air Transport World (ATW), and it also received the highest rating in Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport's “2021 Air Traffic Service Evaluation” for customer satisfaction, on-time operation, and safety.Korean Air will continue to enhance customer experience and services as a leading global airline in the post-pandemic era.About Korean AirServing the world for more than 50 years, Korean Air is one of the world's top 20 airlines, carrying more than 27 million passengers in 2019, pre-COVID. With its global hub at Incheon International Airport (ICN), the airline serves 120 cities in 43 countries on five continents with a modern fleet of 154 aircraft and over 20,000 professional employees.The airline’s outstanding performance and commitment to the highest level of safety and customer service was further highlighted during the pandemic, granted numerous awards including 2021 Airline of the Year and 2022 Cargo Operator of the Year by Air Transport World, and a 5-star COVID safety rating from Skytrax.Korean Air is a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, and has grown into one of the largest transpacific airlines through its joint venture with Delta Air Lines.Dedicated to providing Excellence in Flight, Korean Air’s vision is to be a respected leader in the world airline community.For more information about Korean Air, please visit www.koreanair.com, Korean Air Newsroom, facebook.com/KoreanAir, instagram.com/KoreanAirworld/ and Twitter@KoreanAir_KE. 2022-07-08Report Korean Air Korean Air to restore long-haul network destinations in July Korean Air to restore long-haul network destinations in July(Seoul, June 9, 2022) - Korean Air will gradually resume its long-haul flight operations from July on the recovery of international travel demand. The routes to be resumed are Incheon-Las Vegas, Incheon-Milan, and Incheon-Vienna.The airline’s Las Vegas flights will resume on July 10. The flights will operate three times a week on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, departing Incheon at 2:10 PM and arriving in Las Vegas at 10:10 AM. The returning flight departs from Las Vegas at 12:10 PM and arrives at Incheon at 5:40 PM the following day. The airline’s Airbus A330-200 fleet will service this route.Flights to Milan, the fashion capital of the world, will recommence July 1. The Incheon-Milan service will operate three times a week on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. The flight departs at 1:40 PM from Incheon and arrives in Milan at 7:55 PM. The return flight departs Milan at 10:00 PM to arrive in Incheon at 4:15 PM the next day.Three weekly flights to the capital of music - Vienna, Austria - will resume on July 1, operating on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. The flight departs from Incheon at 11:00 AM and arrives in Vienna at 5:10 PM. The returning flight leaves Vienna at 6:40 PM and arrives in Incheon at 12:50 PM the next day.In restoring its global network to meet post-pandemic international travel demand, Korean Air will ramp up its operations by gradually resuming suspended routes.[Reference] Flight resumption schedule (all times local, subject to change)DestinationDateFlight DaysScheduleMilanMalpensa International Airport7/1Wednesday,Friday,SundayIncheon → Milan 1340 1955Milan → Incheon 2200 1615+1ViennaInternationalAirportIncheon → Vienna 1100 1710Vienna → Incheon 1840 1250+1Las VegasHarry Reid International Airport7/10Incheon → Las Vegas 1410 1010Las Vegas → Incheon 1210 1740+1About Korean AirKorean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world's top 20 airlines and carried more than 27 million passengers in 2019, pre-COVID. The airline serves 120 cities in 43 countries on five continents; it has a modern fleet of 154 aircraft and employs over 20,000 professional employees. Its global hub is at Incheon International Airport (ICN) and its core businesses are passenger, cargo, aerospace, and aviation maintenance and repair.Korean Air is a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance – 19 member airlines working together across an extensive global network to welcome 676 million customers each year on more than 15,445 daily flights to 1,036 destinations in 170 countries (pre-COVID.)Korean Air’s joint venture with Delta Air Lines has produced significant expediency and access to hundreds of destinations in the Americas on Delta and 80 points in Asia on Korean Air. Korean Air and Delta co-locate in Incheon’s beautiful Terminal 2, making connections between Asia and America some of the industry’s quickest.With more than 50 years of serving the world, Korean Air’s vision is to be a respected leader in the world airline community, dedicated to providing Excellence in Flight. Its commitment to airline safety, cleanliness and comfort are renowned.More on Korean Air's programs, routes, frequencies and partners is available at koreanair.com, Korean Air Newsroom, facebook.com/KoreanAir, instagram.com/KoreanAirworld/ and Twitter@KoreanAir_KE. 2022-06-09Report Korean Air Korean Air wins Air Transport World Cargo Operator of the Year Award Korean Air wins Air Transport WorldCargo Operator of the Year Award(Seoul, April 1, 2022) - Korean Air has been announced the winner of one of the most prestigious honors in the aviation industry: Air Transport World’s (ATW) 2022 Cargo Operator of the Year.After being recognized as ATW’s 2021 Airline of the Year, Korean Air has once again proved its position as one of the world’s most successful airlines during the pandemic by receiving another ATW award for the second consecutive year.Launched in 1974, ATW’s annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards are known as the most coveted honor an airline can receive, comparable to the Academy Awards of the airline industry. This year’s 48th awards ceremony will be held in Doha, Qatar on June 21.When making its decision for the Cargo Operator of the Year, ATW’s global judging panel of editors and analysts cited, “the strong financial performance, its continued innovation and agility, its wider initiatives in humane disaster relief, and in animal/wildlife conservation.” The judges also noted that “the airline’s investment and application of technology & digitalization is particularly impressive and it sets the bar for the air cargo industry.”“We are honored to be a winner of ATW’s renowned awards for the second consecutive year, especially in these difficult times'' said Eum, Jae Dong, Senior Vice President and Head of Cargo Business Division at Korean Air. “This achievement was made possible by the efforts of not only our cargo teams, but by the concerted efforts of our company in its entirety. Korean Air remains committed to deliver excellence in service to our customers as a global leading airline.”ATW Editor-in-Chief Karen Walker said, “To see Korean Air named the 2022 Cargo Operator of the Year after winning the ATW 2021 Airline of the Year really speaks to the consistently outstanding, all-round performance of Korean Air. The industry’s huge pivot to air cargo and importance to the global economy made this a very competitive category this year and we sincerely congratulate the Korean Air leadership and entire Team,”Korean Air Cargo, with its 50 years of history, is one of the world’s top five air freight operators, and is a seasoned expert in every sector of the business. During the course of the pandemic, it placed additional focus on transporting perishables and pharmaceutical products requiring a cold chain, and has committed to the urgent and timely transportation of vaccines, diagnostic kits and personal protection equipment.Korean Air’s recognition may be attributed to the airline’s swift, reliable and customized services to its customers through efficient operations of its large freighters and continued technological investments. The airline has been at the forefront of addressing the global cargo capacity shortages. For example, Korean Air was a pioneer in converting passenger aircraft to freighters, and is currently operating an average of 1,000 cargo-only passenger flights per month. The airline has also expanded its network, including Columbus and Chicago, U.S. In other innovations, it has employed cutting-edge IT solutions to better serve its customers and help management make wise business choices.Korean Air plans to strengthen its position as a global airfreight airline and continue to provide customers with high-quality air cargo services based on its core principles of speed, safety and accuracy. 2022-04-01Report Korean Air Korean Air to participate in hydrogen fuel infrastructure development Korean Air to participate in hydrogen fuel infrastructure development (Seoul, February 10, 2022) - In preparing for the future of carbon-neutral aviation, Korean Air has embarked on a project to pioneer the Korean hydrogen fuel infrastructure. On February 9th, Korean Air signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC), Airbus, and Air Liquide to cooperate on supplying aviation hydrogen fuel and developing relevant infrastructure. The event, which took place at IIAC’s Headquarters in Incheon, was attended by Soo Keun Lee (Executive Vice President and Chief Safety & Operation Officer, Korean Air), Hyoung-Wook Jeon (Vice President of Infrastructure Division, IIAC), Fabrice Espinosa (President, Airbus Korea), and Guillaume Cottet (President and Representative Director, Air Liquide Korea). The MOU is aligned with Airbus’ aim to develop the world’s first zero-emission hydrogen-powered commercial aircraft by 2035, and confirms Korean Air as an active participant in welcoming this alternative energy paradigm shift. The MOU paves way for the stakeholders to actively cooperate in various fields, from developing hydrogen infrastructure at airports, establishing a roadmap for introducing hydrogen, to ground handling logistics. Korean Air will focus its expertise on overall operational activities, including ground handling planning, maintenance and flight operations, and IIAC on research and development of airport facilities. Airbus and Air Liquide will analyze domestic demand for hydrogen-powered aircraft, and establish a roadmap for the introduction of hydrogen fuel, respectively. “This MOU will be a starting point for the Korean domestic aviation industry to systemize a hydrogen supply chain system and infrastructure development, where the introduction of hydrogen as an alternative fuel has been slow in relative comparison to other industries,” said Mr. Soo Keun Lee. At the 2021 International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Boston, member airlines have approved a resolution for the global air transport industry to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Korean Air, as an industry leader, is poised to apply various carbon reduction measures in its operations. Last year, Korean Air signed an MOU with Hyundai Oilbank to manufacture and promote the application of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and also partnered with SK Energy to purchase carbon-neutral jet fuel to be used on the Korean domestic network. In addition, the airline’s introduction of Airbus A220-300 to its fleet will reduce carbon emission per seat by 25% compared to existing models of similar capacity, demonstrating its commitment to environmental awareness. As a pioneer in the global aviation industry, Korean Air plans to proactively respond to climate change. The airline is committed to various means of carbon emissions reduction to achieve carbon neutrality, and also to the successful development of the Korean domestic hydrogen energy sector. 2022-02-10Report Korean Air Korean Air CEO: “2022 will be a crucial year to become a global top-10 carrier” Korean Air CEO: “2022 will be a crucial year to become a global top-10 carrier” Walter Cho, Chairman and CEO of Korean Air, conveyed his appreciation to the entire Korean Air team for their efforts during the COVID-19 crisis in his New Year’s address. Cho also said that 2022 will be a crucial year as the airline both prepares for the post-pandemic era and completes its acquisition of Asiana Airlines. (Seoul, January 3, 2022) - “It was during this most difficult time that we have achieved so much. These remarkable achievements would not have been possible without you. You are the backbone of Korean Air’s past and future successes,” shared Walter Cho, Chairman and CEO of Korean Air, in his New Year’s message, which was posted on the company’s internal site for employees on January 3. Regarding preparation for post-COVID, Cho said, “The disruption brought by the pandemic has created a paradigm shift. And while there will be challenges ahead of us, I’m confident that we’ll step up and overcome them as we always have.” Cho emphasized that despite new variants continuing to affect the industry, “traveler confidence will come back, revitalizing travel demand that has been dormant for too long.” He also mentioned, “Our customers prioritize safety more than ever,” and asked employees to continue to deliver impeccable safety and service excellence. Cho also highlighted the principles and the significance of the ongoing Korean-Asiana merger. “Upon completion of the acquisition, Korean Air will emerge as a top-10 global airline of which you, our customers and our country can be proud. This merger and acquisition is not simply the combination of two airlines; it’s a combination of two cultures that will be stronger together. It will reform the Korean aviation industry, and allow us to write a new history.” “It will take some time for our two companies to be fully integrated, but let’s prepare ourselves to welcome our new family with open arms when we become one. Our cultures will adapt and grow together,” added Cho. Finally, Cho said, “I’m confident our new company will be the global leader we seek to become.” 2022-01-03Report Korean Air Korean Air launches full-scale electronic document system Korean Air launches full-scale electronic document system (Seoul, December 28, 2021) - Korean Air has launched a full-scale digitalization of travel documents by introducing an e-Document system (e-DOC), becoming the first airline in the world to implement such an electronic document system. Customers will be able to fill out 23 types of documents, including pet transportation declaration, unaccompanied minor and health condition declaration forms, on their digital devices. In addition, information gathered upon reservation, such as email address, contact information and frequent flyer number, will automatically be reflected on the documents, further facilitating the document fill-out process. Data shared by customers will be safely managed in a secure server. Information stored in the server will be accessible in real time through dedicated terminals at domestic and overseas branches. Rapid information processing will significantly reduce customer wait time, and security of personal information will be strengthened as documents are automatically stored and deleted in a managed server. “The introduction of the e-DOC system is the result of Korean Air’s efforts to enhance customer-centered services as a leading global airline,” said Seungbum Lee, Korean Air’s Chief Customer Service Officer & Executive Vice President. “We plan to actively engage in ESG management and further improve customer convenience by providing innovative solutions.” Meanwhile, Korean Air continues its efforts to enhance customer service. The airline was not only named Air Transport World’s 2021 Airline of the Year, but also received a SkyTrax 5-star COVID-19 safety rating and a 5-star global airline rating by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX). In December 2020, the carrier also became the first airline in Korea to receive consumer-centered management (CCM) certification by the Korean Fair Trade Commission. As a leading global airline, Korean Air will continue to upgrade its services to enhance customer satisfaction and convenience. 2021-12-28Report Korean Air Vietnam approves Korean Air’s business combination with Asiana Vietnam approves Korean Air’s business combination with Asiana(Seoul, November 16, 2021) - Korean Air recently received approval from Vietnam for its business combination with Asiana.Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade stated that the business combination was acceptable according to Vietnam’s Competition Act, and asked the airline to continue to abide by the country’s competition regulations in the future.Korean Air has received clearance from competition authorities of Turkey, Taiwan, Vietnam and Malaysia since it submitted its business combination reports in January this year. The Philippine Competition Commission also announced that the submission of a business combination report was not necessary.Korean Air is currently awaiting business combination approvals from the remaining regulatory bodies such as the competition commissions of Korea, the United States, the European Union, China and Japan. The airline is actively cooperating with the respective commissions in order to finalize the acquisition process as early as possible. 2021-11-16Report Korean Air Korean Air partners with Boeing’s Insitu for UAV development Korean Air partners with Boeing’s Insitu for UAV development (Seoul, October 22, 2021) - Korean Air signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Insitu, a subsidiary of Boeing, regarding technical cooperation to develop a lightweight and modularized tactical vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on October 21. Established in 1994, Insitu develops and manufactures unmanned aircraft systems, and has developed Scan Eagle, an UAV operated by the U.S. Department of Defense. Jung-woo Park, head of Korean Air’s Aerospace Business Division, and Michael Janser, executive of Business Development for Asia at Insitu, participated in the MOU Ceremony that took place at the 2021 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX) at Seoul Airport in Seongnam. The airline expects a synergy effect by combining the core technologies of both companies: Korean Air's expertise in UAV development and production, and Insitu's state-of-the-art UAV technologies including high-performance mission equipment, system optimization and manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) operations. With world-class technology and expertise in the UAV industry, Korean Air is a front-runner in the Korean UAV market. The airline possesses a wide range of UAVs including division-level UAVs, 5-ton high-performing strategic UAVs, tiltrotor UAVs, next-generation stealth UAVs, multipurpose unmanned helicopters and hybrid drones. The company’s UAV, KUS-FT, has recently been recognized as one of the “2021 Top 15 Industrial Technology Achievements,” by The National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK). Korean Air is also developing an advanced “lift & cruise” UAV, the KUS-VS. “Lift & cruise” technology takes advantage of independent thrusters for cruise and for lift, which enable vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) and high cruising speeds. With its extensive insight and knowledge accumulated from years of technological development and innovation, Korean Air will contribute to building a UAV ecosystem through developing a traffic control management system for UAVs. The airline will also use its knowledge and proficiency in both air traffic management and the transportation service industry to expedite advancements in the future of the urban air mobility (UAM) industry. Through technical cooperation with aerospace enterprises like Insitu, Korean Air will continue to actively expand business opportunities in both domestic and global markets. 2021-10-22Report Korean Air Korean Air partners with SK Energy to adopt carbon-neutral jet fuel Korean Air partners with SK Energy to adopt carbon-neutral jet fuel(Seoul, September 6) - 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 the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced through fuel production, transport and consumption, and purchasing carbon credits to offset the carbon footprint.Greenhouse gases generated from aircraft operations account for 2 to 3 percent of total global emissions. In line with the global aviation industry’s efforts for sustainable growth, Korean Air is seeking various methods to reduce carbon emissions to achieve carbon-neutral growth and fight climate change.Korean Air is actively participating in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), and introducing eco-friendly and high-efficient aircraft. The airline’s recently introduced A220-300 is equipped with the latest engine, which reduces carbon emissions per seat by 25% compared to existing models of similar capacity.In 2017, Korean Air became the first Korean airline to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF); SAF was trialed on a flight departing from Chicago to Incheon. In June this year, the airline also partnered with Hyundai Oil Bank to develop a foundation for biofuel manufacturing and its usage.In 2019, Korean Air replaced single-use plastics such as straws, coffee stirrers and cups with eco-friendly paper products, and has also conducted tree planting activities in Mongolia and China’s Kubuqi Desert.Korean Air has been working to improve its environmental, social and governance (ESG) management, and established an ESG committee, which reviews its management strategies focusing on ESG. The airline also issued ESG bonds in July to raise funds to purchase eco-friendly Boeing 787-10 aircraft.Korean Air will continue its efforts to enhance ESG management and reduce carbon emissions to help tackle climate change. 2021-09-06Report Korean Air
처음으로   1 2 3 4 5 6 7   끝으로