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Korean Air - airline information




General information


Korean Air


The largest airline in South Korea and one of the largest ones in the World.

Internationally serves well over 10 dozen cities in over 40 countries. Domestic destinations are around 20.

Korean Air is among the 20 biggest airline in the World in terms of passenger numbers.


Fact sheet


 General company information...

Official name: 

Korean Air Lines


"Excellence in Flight"

IATA designator:


ICAO designator:



Seoul, South Korea





Seoul Incheon International Airport - Seoul, South Korea

Gimpo International Airport - Seoul, South Korea

Focus cities, regions,

secondary hubs:

Gimhae International Airport - Gimhae, South Korea

Jeju International Airport - Jeju, South Korea

Number of destinations:


 Fleet & flights-related...

Fleet size:

126 (+49 orders)

Aircraft types used:

Airbus A300, Airbus A330

Boeing 737, Boeing 747, Boeing 777

Accidents & incidents:

Total: 2 - Fatal cases: 2


Number of passengers:




Frequent flyer program:


Other important issues:

- The airline has announced the order of 10 Airbus A380s, but no information has been published regarding the time when they will enter the fleet

- along with the Airbus A380s, 10 new Boeing 787s will also be purchased




A very large number of destinations are served throughout Asia and 10 cities are flown to from the USA.

Korean Air also operates flights to the Middle East (Israel and the UAE) South America (Brazil only).

European destinations are also served in large numbers.

As for Oceania and the Pacific region, the countries/regions served are: Australia, Fiji, Guam, New Zealand.

Korean Air doesn't fly to Africa anymore and a large number of Middle Eastern and South Asian routes have also been terminated.




The fleet will increase with almost half the number of aircraft existing today. 10 of the planes ordered are cargo jets.

Probably older 747 and 777s will be replaced with the newly entering aircraft into the Korean Air fleet.


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 Last modified/updated: October 9, 2007


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