Top 50 largest airlines in the world (P.16) Korean Air: Korean Air: The largest airline of South Korea

13-09-2021

(WorldKings.org) Korean Air is among the top 20 airlines in the world in terms of passengers carried and is also one of the top-ranked international cargo airlines.

Korean Air Co., Ltd., operating as Korean Air (Korean Air Lines before 1984), is the largest airline and flag carrier of South Korea based on fleet size, international destinations and international flights. 


As of 5 June 2020, Hanjin KAL holds 29.27% of Korean Air shares. Korean Air is a founding member of the airline alliance SkyTeam and SkyTeam Cargo.


In 1962, government of the Republic of Korea acquired Korean National Airlines, which was founded in 1946 and changed name to Korean Air Lines become state-owned airline. On 1 March 1969, the Hanjin Group acquired the state-owned airline and it is the beginning of Korean Air.


Korean Air's international passenger division and related subsidiary cargo division together serve 126 cities in 44 countries, while its domestic division serves 13 destinations. It is among the top 20 airlines in the world in terms of passengers carried and is also one of the top-ranked international cargo airlines. 


As of May 2021, Korean Air operates 159 aircrafts. The airline also flies to 13 domestic destinations. The airline operates between Incheon and 22 cities in mainland China, and along with Asiana Airlines, it is one of the two largest foreign airlines to operate into the People's Republic of China.


According to wikipedia.org 


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