Friday, 17 February 2017

Happy 29th Birthday Asiana Airlines

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Asiana Airlines Inc. (formerly Seoul Airlines) is one of South Korea's two major airlines,  Korean Air being the other major airline. Asiana's headquarters is in Asiana Town building in Seoul. The airline has its domestic hub at Gimpo International Airport and its international hub at Incheon International Airport.
As a member of Star Alliance, it operates 14 domestic and 90 international passenger routes, and 27 cargo routes throughout Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania..
Although Asiana Airlines was founded on the 17th February 1988 it didn't begin operations until mid December that year. Using Boeing 737 Classic planes it launched services to Busan and Gwangju. In 1989, Asiana began regular services to Jeju City, Gwangju, and Daegu and later the same year, Asiana began international chartered flights to Sendai in Japan. In 1990, Asiana began its first scheduled international service to Tokyo, Nagoya, Sendai, and Fukuoka. In the same year, Asiana's fleet grew to 9 Boeing 747-400s, 10 Boeing 767–300s and 8 Boeing 737–400s.

In January 2009 Asiana changed its colour scheme to a more modern up to date scheme

ASIANA B777-28E HL-7739 (CN 29175) OLD LIVERY

ASIANA B777-28E HL-7739 (CN 29175) NEW LIVERY

As of January 2017 Asiana's fleet stood at 83

The airline also holds 100% share of Air Seoul, a subsidiary and its own low-cost carrier.

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