South Korea’s Asiana Airlines to resume services to India

Asiana Airlines Inc., South Korea’s second-biggest carrier, announced that it will reopen the route to India this week as eased Covid-19 restrictions unleash pent-up demand.

Asiana will offer one flight a week on the Incheon-Delhi route starting from Friday after it suspended the route 33 months ago due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Yonhap News Agency quoted the company as saying in a statement.

The airline added that it will also expand the number of flights on routes to Sydney, Los Angeles, Osaka, Fukuoka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Manila from May. Asiana operates 25 international routes, down from 71 before the pandemic, and seven domestic routes.

South Korea’s Asiana Airlines to resume services to India

The country’s No. 2 full-service carrier after Korean Air Lines Co., has another low-cost carrier Air Seoul Inc. under its wing. The South Korean govt, earlier announced plans to add about 100 international flights per week starting May 2022 as demand for overseas travel is expected to increase.

This announcement comes as South Korean Covid-19 cases have been declining for about three weeks, and the government has eased Covid-19 restrictions. 

India, on the other hand, resumed commercial international flights on March 27 after nearly a two-year-old break due to the Covid-19 pandemic that forced nations to close their borders.

Asiana Airlines is an airline based at Seoul Incheon International Airport with a secondary hub at Seoul Gimpo International Airport

Established in 1988, Asiana Airlines is an airline based at Seoul Incheon International Airport with a secondary hub at Seoul Gimpo International Airport. The airline serves destinations across Asia, North America, Australia and Europe. Asiana is a member of the Star Alliance.

Majority-owned by one of South Korea’s largest conglomerates, the Hyundai Development Company, Asiana is the one of the largest airlines in South Korea and an increasingly important player in the East Asian region.

In September 2021, Korean Air confirmed it received approval from Korea Development Bank (KDB) for its post-merger integration (PMI) plan to acquire a controlling stake in Asiana Airlines for KRW 1.8 trillion (USD 1.5 billion) and subsequently merge the two airlines.

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