Air Premia

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Air Premia is a proposed South Korean hybrid carrier, founded by former JEJU air president Kim Jong Chul. The start-up is expected to commence by Sep-2020, operating wide body aircraft on medium and long-haul services to destinations in Southeast Asia and the United States in 2021. It was founded in Jul-2017, with Air Premia securing a business license on 04-Mar-2019. Air Premia plans to operate ten Boeing 787-9s within five years, with a seat configuration of economy and premium economy.

On 11-May-2020, Air Premia CEO Kim Se-young reported the start up airline aims to commence operations by Oct-2020, despite the impact of coronavirus on travel demand. Air Premia expects to receive its first Boeing 787-9 in late Jul-2020 or early Aug-2020, and also expects to receive its air operator's certificate from South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport by the end of Aug-2020.

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