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Greetings from Korea!

Airport College International had the pleasure of meeting Sharp Aviation K and Alliance Companies at their offices at Incheon Airport this week.

As a result of years of collaboration, we celebrated a significant milestone of 40,000 course completions. Airport College International is proud to support their development through eLearning and reporting services.

Picture: Sharp Aviation K team and Airport College representatives at the award ceremony.
Picture: Sharp Aviation K team and Airport College representatives at the award ceremony.

Aviation Industry News from Korea

Korean Air Acquire Asiana Airlines

Korean Air first announced its plans to acquire Asiana Airlines in November 2020, but the deal was delayed by the Covid pandemic. The plan raised concerns with the European Commission, which said the deal would reduce competition between Europe and South Korea as the two airlines dominate the market for long-haul flights to and from South Korea.

Korean Air also faced difficulties in obtaining regulatory approval for the deal in Japan and the US. To gain regulatory approval, Korean Air offered to sell Asiana Airlines' cargo business in October 2023.

Three Airlines to Bid for the Cargo Business of Asiana Airlines

Three low-cost carriers are in the running to buy Asiana Airlines' cargo business as part of the conditions for Korean Air's acquisition of Asiana Airlines.

Eastar Jet, Air Premia and Air Incheon, all based in Korea, have submitted bids in the second round of bidding for the cargo business.

T'way Air Launches Flights to Four European Destinations

T'way will launch flights between Seoul and four European cities in 2024. According to a press release issued by the airline, T'way Air will offer flights from Seoul (ICN) to Paris (CDG), Rome (FCO), Barcelona (BCN) and Frankfurt (FRA) in the second half of 2024.

The airline will launch these routes using slots from the acquisition of Korean Air's competitor Asiana, which has now been approved by the European Commission. These new services are an integral part of the agreement that will allow Korean Air to obtain all necessary approvals for the acquisition of Asiana.

Sharp is the Largest Independent Aviation Company in Korea

Sharp Aviation K is the largest independent provider of aviation and airport services in Korea. Since its founding in 1964, the company has partnered with the world's largest airlines in many aspects of aviation services. The company works with major airlines at eight airports in Korea to provide a comprehensive range of aviation services.

The range of services includes General Sales & Service Agent (GSSA) for foreign airlines' passenger and cargo services, aircraft maintenance, passenger and cargo handling, ramp services, aircraft refuelling services, cargo terminal operations and in-flight catering service.

Our Roadshow Continues to Japan

The roadshow continues, our next stop is Japan. You can catch up with news from Japan next week, so stay tuned.

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