8-Sep-2010 10:52 AM

Korean Air and Asiana post record load factors on China services

Korean Air and Asiana both reported load factors above 82% on services to China for Aug-2010, a monthly record for both airlines (The Chosun Ilbo, 06-Sep-2010). The record load factors come after South Korea commenced issuing more visas and simplifying immigrations procedures for Chinese visitors in a bid to draw more tourists. Asiana reported a load factor of 83.6% on its China services for Aug-2010, carrying 240,000 passengers. Korean Air reported a load factor of 83% on its China services, carrying a monthly record of 352,000 passengers.