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Asiana Airlines
아시아나 항공
亞細亞나 航空
Asiana Hanggong
IATA
OZ
ICAO
AAR
Callsign
ASIANA
Founded 1988
Hubs Incheon International Airport
Gimpo International Airport
Focus cities Gimhae International Airport
Jeju International Airport
Frequent flyer program Asiana Club
Member lounge Asiana Lounge
Alliance Star Alliance
Fleet size 59 (+4 orders)
Destinations 77 incl. cargo
Parent company Kumho Asiana Group
Headquarters Seoul, South Korea
Key people Kang, Chu-Ahn (CEO)
Website: http://www.flyasiana.com

Contents

Asiana Airlines (아시아나 항공 Asiana Hanggong KOSDAQ: 020560) (Formerly Seoul Airlines) is an airline based in Seoul, South Korea and is one of South Korea's two major airlines, along with Korean Air. Image File history File links Asiana_Airlines_new_logo1. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Incheon Airport - Entrance Incheon Airport - Departures Incheon International Airport (IIA) (IATA: ICN, ICAO: RKSI) (Hangul|인천국제공항)/ (Hanja:仁川國際空港) is the largest airport in South Korea, and one of the largest in Asia. ... Gimpo International Airport (Hangul: 김포국제공항; Hanja:金浦國際空港; Revised Romanization of Korean: Gimpo Gukje Gonghang; McCune-Reischauer: Kimpo Kukche Konghang), commonly known as Gimpo Airport (IATA: GMP, ICAO: RKSS) (formerly Kimpo International Airport), is located in the far western end of Seoul and was the main international airport for Seoul and South... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... Gimhae International Airport (Hangul: 김해 êµ­ì œ 공항hanja:金海國際空港; Revised Romanization of Korean: Gimhae Gukje Gonghang; McCune-Reischauer: Kimhae Kukche Konghang) (formerly Kimhae International Airport) (IATA: PUS, ICAO: RKPK) is located on the western end of Busan in South Korea. ... Jeju International Airport (Hangul; 제주국제공항;Hanja濟州國際空港) Revised Romanization of Korean; Jeju Gukje Gonghang, McCune-Reischauer; Cheju Kukche Konghang) (IATA: CJU, ICAO: RKPC) is the 3rd largest in Korea, just behind Gimpo Airport in Seoul and Incheon Airport in Incheon. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... The Star Alliance, launched on May 14, 1997, is the oldest, largest and most awarded airline alliance in the world, with the following points of cooperation among its partner airlines: Frequent flyer program integration allows airline miles to be earned and redeemed on all members of the Alliance at the... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... Kumho Asiana Group (hangul:금호아시아나그룹) is a large South Korean chaebol (conglomerate), producing automotive, industry, leisure, logistic, chemical and airlines products. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Seoul (서울)   [] is the capital of South Korea and is located on the Han River in the countrys northwest. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... KOSDAQ is a stock market in Korea that was established in 1996. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Seoul (서울)   [] is the capital of South Korea and is located on the Han River in the countrys northwest. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Korean Air (KSE: 003490) (Korean Air Daehan Hanggong) is the national flag carrier airline of Korea, with its global world headquarters located in Seoul, Korea. ...


Asiana is a member of the Star Alliance and operates services to 12 domestic destinations and 73 international destinations in 17 countries worldwide.[1] The Star Alliance, launched on May 14, 1997, is the oldest, largest and most awarded airline alliance in the world, with the following points of cooperation among its partner airlines: Frequent flyer program integration allows airline miles to be earned and redeemed on all members of the Alliance at the...


Asiana's headquarters and overseas hub is located at Incheon International Airport (near Seoul) and its domestic hub is at Gimpo International Airport. Incheon Airport - Entrance Incheon Airport - Departures Incheon International Airport (IIA) (IATA: ICN, ICAO: RKSI) (Hangul|인천국제공항)/ (Hanja:仁川國際空港) is the largest airport in South Korea, and one of the largest in Asia. ... Gimpo International Airport (Hangul: 김포국제공항; Hanja:金浦國際空港; Revised Romanization of Korean: Gimpo Gukje Gonghang; McCune-Reischauer: Kimpo Kukche Konghang), commonly known as Gimpo Airport (IATA: GMP, ICAO: RKSS) (formerly Kimpo International Airport), is located in the far western end of Seoul and was the main international airport for Seoul and South...


History

Asiana was established on 17 February 1988 and started operations in December 1988 with flights to Busan. It was formed by the Kumho Asiana Group (formerly Kumho Group) as part of the South Korean government's policy to create a second flag carrier and was originally known as Seoul Air International. The South Korean government has given its approval for foreign ownership of the airline to increase from 20% to 50%. The airline is owned by private investors (30.53%), Kumho Industrial (29.51%), Kumho Petrochemical (15.05%), foreign investors (11.9%), Korea Development Bank (7.18%), others (5.83%) and employs 7,799 staff (at March 2007).[1] February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Busan Metropolitan City, also known as Pusan[1] (this is also a correct phonetic variant) is the largest port city in the Republic of Korea. ... Kumho Asiana Group (hangul:금호아시아나그룹) is a large South Korean chaebol (conglomerate), producing automotive, industry, leisure, logistic, chemical and airlines products. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


New Image

In February 2006 Asiana Airlines modernised its Corporate Identity to harmonise with those of other divisions of its parent company the Kumho Asiana Group. The names of the travel classes have changed from First Class, Business Class, and Economy Class to First, Business, and Travel classes respectively, and the colors of the travel classes have changed to yellow, blue and red for First, Business, and Travel Class, respectively. New uniforms are also planned for the crew.[2] Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that Corporate Visual Identity Management be merged into this article or section. ...


On 18 April 2007 Asiana was awarded a 5-star rating by Skytrax, an accolade shared only with Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines.[3] is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Skytrax is a United Kingdom-based researching company for commercial airlines. ... Cathay Pacific Airways (Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; abbreviation: 國泰) (SEHK: 0293) is an airline based in Hong Kong, operating scheduled passenger and cargo services to over 104 destinations world-wide. ... Malaysia Airlines (Abbreviated: MAS,马航 ; Malay: Penerbangan Malaysia; Chinese: 马来西亚航空公司; Hanyu Pinyin: MálaixÄ«ya Hángkōng GōngsÄ«)is the national airline of Malaysia, operating scheduled services to over 100 destinations worldwide. ... Qatar Airways (Arabic: القطرية) is an airline based in Doha, Qatar. ... Singapore Airlines Limited (Abbreviation: SIA; Chinese: ; Pinyin: , abbreviated 新航; Malay: ; Tamil: ) (SGX: S55) is the national airline of Singapore. ...


Destinations

Further information: Asiana Airlines destinations

The following is a list of destinations served by Asiana Airlines including Cargo services: // Kazakhstan Almaty (Almaty Airport) Uzbekistan Tashkent (Tashkent Airport) China, Peoples Republic of Beijing (Beijing Capital International Airport) Changchun (Changchun Longjia International Airport) Changsha (Changsha Huanghua International Airport) Chengdu (Chengdu Shuangliu Airport) Chongqing (Chongqing Jiangbei International...

Cargo

Asiana Cargo is the airlines freight division, operating 747F and 767F freighter aircraft to points in Asia, Europe and North America.


Code Sharing

Asiana Airlines HL7414 in Frankfurt, Germany
Asiana Airlines HL7414 in Frankfurt, Germany

The airline has code-share agreements with the following airlines (as of July 2007): [4] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 669 KB) Boeing 747-48E of Asiana Airlines, Registration code HL7414, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 669 KB) Boeing 747-48E of Asiana Airlines, Registration code HL7414, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ... Code sharing is a business term which first originated in the airline industry. ...

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Fleet

The Asiana Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft (as of August 2007):[1]

Asiana Airlines Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
(Executive*/Economy)
Routes Notes
Airbus A320-200 5 8/135 Seoul (Incheon) to Siem Reap
Airbus A321-100 2 200 Domestic routes
Airbus A321-200 9 12/165 Seoul (Incheon) to Shenzhen
Airbus A330-300 4 (1 on order) 30/260 Tokyo (Narita) to Seoul (Incheon)
Boeing 737-400 7 150 Domestic routes
Boeing 737-500 3 127 Domestic routes
Boeing 747-400 2 12/60/306 Seoul (Incheon) to Chicago (Ohare)
Boeing 747-400 Combi 6 12/32/236 Hong Kong to Seoul (Incheon)
Boeing 747-400F 6
Boeing 767-300ER 7 18/242 Seoul (Incheon) to Hanoi (Noi Bai)
Boeing 767-300F 1
Boeing 777-200ER 7 (2 on order) 32/271 Seoul (Incheon) to Sydney (Kingsford)

Seoul (Incheon) to London (Heathorw) The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity, wide-body, medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner manufactured by EADS (Airbus S.A.S.). It was developed at the same time as the four-engined A340. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body airliner. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body airliner. ... The Boeing 747, commonly nicknamed the Jumbo Jet, is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing. ... The Boeing 747, commonly nicknamed the Jumbo Jet, is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing. ... The Boeing 747, commonly nicknamed the Jumbo Jet, is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeings Commercial Airplanes division. ...

Boeing 777-300ER 0 (1 on order)
  • The average Asiana Airlines fleet age was 7 years old in April 2006.[5]
  • The first of four Boeing 747-400 combi to full freighter conversions has been delivered from Bedek Aviation Group, part of Israel Aerospace Industries. The second delivery will be later in 2007, with the other two conversions due for delivery in early 2009[6]
  • Asiana Airlines will return all of its leased Boeing 747-400 passenger aircraft, while it has a plan to convert three B747-400M to freighters. In order to compensate for the loss of these passenger jets, Asiana will introduce two Boeing 777-200ER aircraft and one Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Asiana plans discussions with Boeing in September for further aircraft procurement.[citation needed]

The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeings Commercial Airplanes division. ... The Boeing 747, commonly nicknamed the Jumbo Jet, is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing. ... IAI new logo The Avocet ProJet with IAI Logo Israel Aerospace Industries (Hebrew: התעשייה האווירית לישראל) or IAI (תעא) is Israels prime aerospace and aviation manufacturer, producing aerial systems for both military and civilian usage. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeings Commercial Airplanes division. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeings Commercial Airplanes division. ...

Incidents

[citation needed]

Asiana Airlines logo, 1988-2005
Asiana Airlines logo, 1988-2005
  • An Airbus A321 en route Jeju-Seoul (Flight OZ8942) flew through a hailstorm on June 9, 2006 which blew off the aircraft's nose cone, destroyed its radar and shattered the front cockpit windows. The aircraft landed safely at Gimpo Airport.
  • On 11 November 1998, an Asiana Airlines B747 attempting a U-Turn in the gate area of the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport embedded its wingtip in an Aeroflot Ilyushin Il-62 tail. No one was injured. Asiana was subsequently sued by Aeroflot.
  • On 26 July 1993, an Asiana Airlines Flight 104 B737-500 struck high ground in poor weather about 4 km from the runway in Mokpo while it was making its third attempt at landing. Four of the six crew members and 66 of the 110 passengers were killed.

Asiana Airlines logo, claiming fair use This work is copyrighted. ... Asiana Airlines logo, claiming fair use This work is copyrighted. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... Jeju is the smallest province of South Korea, situated on its largest island. ... Seoul (서울)   [] is the capital of South Korea and is located on the Han River in the countrys northwest. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gimpo Airport (formerly Kimpo International Airport) was the main international airport for Seoul and South Korea before it was replaced by Incheon International Airport in 2001. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (IATA: ANC, ICAO: PANC, FAA LID: ANC) is the major airport in the United States state of Alaska and is located four miles (6. ... Aeroflot — Russian Airlines (MICEX:AFLT RTS:AFLT) (Russian: Аэрофлот — Российские авиалинии), Aeroflot — Rossiiskie Avialinii, or Aeroflot (Аэрофлот; literally air fleet), is the Russian national airline and the biggest carrier in Russia. ... The Ilyushin Il-62 is a Soviet long range airliner. ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ... Mokpo (Mokpo-si) is a city in South Jeolla Province, South Korea, on the southwestern tip of the Korean Peninsula. ...

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
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  • Asiana Airlines (in Korean)
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References

  1. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines", Flight International, 2007-03-27, p. 78. 
  2. ^ Asiana Airlines new colours
  3. ^ Asiana Airlines awarded 5 Star Airline ranking 18 April 2007
  4. ^ Asiana Airlines code-share partners page 5 July 2007
  5. ^ Asiana Airlines Fleet Age
  6. ^ Flight International 20-26 March 2007

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