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Korean Air

IATA Code
ICAO Code
IATA Prefix
Callsign
IATA Member
KE
KAL
180
 

Korean Air Boeing 737-800
Korean Air
1370 Gonghang-Dong
Gangseo-gu
Seoul 157-712
KOREA

Tel.: +82 22 656 7274
Fax: +82 22 656 7289
Email:
Website: www.koreanair.com

Type: Scheduled, charter, international, regional, domestic, pax, cargo
Owner: Yango-Ho Cho family (10.8%); Hanjin (9.9%); National Pension Fund (8.1%); Treasury Stock (6.2%); others (65%)
Shareholdings: Jin Air (100%); Grand Star Cargo (25%)
Base: Seoul (GMP)
Hubs: Busan (PUS); Jeju (CJU)
Start of ops. March 1969
Alliances:

SkyTeam; Aeroflot, Aeromexico Air France, Air Macau, Air Calin, Alaska Airlines, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CSA Czech, Delta, Emirates, Garuda, Hainan Airlines, Hawaiian, Horizon Air, JAL, Kenya Airways, KLM, LAN Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, MIAT-Mongolian, Rossiya, Shanghai Airlines, Uzbekistan Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, WestJet, Xiamen Airlines

Korean Air operates this equipment: Executives:
  • 8 x Airbus A380-800 (+2 planned)
  • 35 x Boeing 747-400
  • 3 x Boeing 747-8 (+14 planned)
  • 8 x Airbus A330-200
  • 15 x Airbus A330-300 (+6 planned)
  • (11) x Boeing 787-9 (planned)
  • 18 x Boeing 777-200
  • 16 x Boeing 777-300 (+12 planned)
  • 3 x Boeing 777F (+2 planned)
  • 19 x Boeing 737-800
  • 22 x Boeing 737-900
  • (10) x Bombardier CS300 (planned)
Chief Executive:
COO:
CFO:
EVP ops:
Yang Ho Cho
Chang Hoon Chi
Moon Kwon Oh
Yong Buck Lee

Name Alias
IATA
Code
ICAO
Code
Country Base Dates
Korean Air  
KE
KAL
Korea (South) Seoul-Incheon/Gimpo 1984-
Joined SkyTeam alliance partnership in 2000. Acquired in 2003 Daewoo's 28% stake in Korea Aerospace Industries (formed in 1999 by spin-off and consolidation of Daewoo, Samsung and Hyundai aerospace divisions). Formed Grand Star Cargo in 2006-2007 with Chinese partners (qv). Announced low-cost subsidiary code-named Air Korea on 26/11/07, formally named Jin Air on 15/6/08 (qv).
Korean Air Lines KAL
KE
Korea (South) Seoul 1962-1984
Acquired 1969 by Hanjin Group. Renamed 20/6/84 to Korean Air
Korean National Airlines KNA/Air Korea Korea (South) Seoul 1947-1962
Formed by Ryu Gye-Taek. Nationalized in 1961    
Korean Aviation        

Date
Type
Registration
Location
Country
Fatal
Damage
Boeing 747-230F
HL7441
near Penang International Airport (PEN)  Malaysia
0
Repaired
Boeing 747-2B5F (SCD)
HL7451
near Great Hallingbury  United Kingdom
4
w/o
MD-11F
HL7373
10 km SW of Shanghai-Hongqiao (SHA) China
3+ 5
w/o
MD-83
HL7570
Pohang Airport (KPO) Korea
0
w/o
Boeing 747-4B5
HL7496
Seoul-Kimpo International Airport (SEL) Korea
0
w/o
Boeing 747-3B5
HL7468
4,8 km SW of Guam-Agana International (GUM) Guam
228
w/o
Airbus A300B4-622R
HL7296
Cheju Airpor... Korea
0
w/o
unknown Gwangju (Kwa... Korea
0
Hijacked
Boeing 727-281
HL7350
Taegu Airpor... Korea
0
w/o
Fokker F-28 Fellowship 4000
HL7285
Seoul-Kimpo International Airport (SEL) Korea
0
w/o
DC-10-30
HL7328
Tripoli
Libya
75+ 4
w/o
Boeing 707-3B5C
HL7406
near Tavoy, Myanm... Myanmar
115
w/o
Boeing 727-281 Gwangju (Kwa... Korea
0
Hijacked
DC-10-30
HL7339
Anchorage In...
USA
0
w/o
Boeing 747-230B
HL7442
37 km W off Sakhalinsk [Okhotsk Sea] Pacific Ocean
269
w/o
Boeing 747-2B5B
HL7445
Seoul-Kimpo International Airport (SEL) Korea
14
w/o
Boeing 707-321B
HL7429
Korpijärvi Lake Russia
2
w/o
Boeing 707-373C
HL7412
near Tehran-Mehra... Iran
5
w/o
Fokker F-27 Friendship 500
HL5212
near Sokcho Korea
2
Hijacked
NAMC YS-11-125
HL5208
Pyongyang North Korea
Hijacked