T’way Airlines takes first step toward international aspirations
T’way Airlines was issued an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) on 03-Jul-2011, following a government safety inspection (Yonhap, 04-Jul-2011). The airline has yet to file any requests for approval of new international routes and an actual launch of an international flight service will require additional safety checks, according to the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs. "The certificate only shows it has met minimal requirements for the operation of international flight services. The ministry will conduct additional safety checks once the airline finalises its routes, considering that it will be the first time for the airline to provide international flight service," the Ministry said.