Asiana Airlines

Full Service Carrier
International and Domestic
In service


Established in 1988, Asiana Airlines is an airline based at Seoul Incheon International Airport with a secondary hub at Seoul Gimpo International Airport. Asiana is the one of the largest airlines in South Korea and an increasingly important player in the East Asian region. The airline serves destinations across Asia, North America, Australia and Europe. Asiana is a member of the Star Alliance.

On 01-Mar-2023, UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) approved Korean Air to proceed with plans to acquire a controlling stake in Asiana Airlines and subsequently merge the two airlines. Korean Air submitted requests for regulatory approval for the Asiana acquisition from antitrust authorities in various countries in Jan-2021. It has received approval from authorities in 11 countries, including South Korea, Türkiye, Taiwan, Vietnam, Australia, Singapore and China, and is still awaiting approval from authorities in Japan, the US and the EU.

Korean Air selected Air Incheon as the preferred bidder for the sale of Asiana Airlines' cargo business. The airlines plan to sign a framework agreement in Jul-2024 after agreeing on the contract conditions. The agreement is subject to review by the European Commission.

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