15-Dec-2010 10:11 AM

Korean Air denies 'systematic problem' with maintenance

Korean Air stated it "[doesn't] have an official stance" on reports that it has suffered more flight disruptions due to maintenance problems than its peers (Heraldm/AsiaNewsNet, 14-Dec-2010). The carrier, however, noted: "We wouldn’t say this is a systematic problem. We recently recorded an official flight operation rate of 99.92%, which was announced by the government.” It was previously reported that seven Korean Air services were extensively delayed due to maintenance issues between Sep-2010 and 12-Dec-2010. Asiana Airlines had three such occurrences. South Korea's Ministry of Land, Transportation and Maritime Affairs is reportedly considering a stricter inspection involving the entire maintenance system for Korean Air.