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Korean Air from Sri Lanka
Korean air has started its flights from to Colombo from December 2012
The Korean Air will operate thrice a week flights between Colombo and Seoul on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
The Korean Air will offer the best fares for the following routes
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About Korean Air
Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd. commonly called Korean Air, is the flag carrier of South Korea, having its headquarters located in Gonghang-dong and a satelite headquarter at Incheon International Airport Seol, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea. Korean Air's and its cargo division operate in 130 cities in 45 countries of the world. In Korea it serves 20 airports.
History of Korean Air
The Korean National Airlines came into being in the very early times of aviation in 1946. In 1962 the Government of South Korea established "The Korean Air" as a commercial national career. On 1 March 1969, the Hanjin Transport Group took control of the airline. Long-haul freight operations of Korean Air were introduced on 26 April 1971, followed by passenger services to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on 19 April 1972.
Korean Air started its International flights to Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Los Angeles with Boeing 707s until the introduction of the Boeing 747 in 1973.
In 1973, the airline introduced Boeing 747s on its Pacific routes and started operations for Paris, France using the 707 and then DC-10.
In 1975, the airline became one of the first Asian airlines to operate Airbus aircraft with the purchase of 3 A300s, which were put into immediate service on Asian routes. At that time, South Korean planes couldnt pass the sky of Soviet Union or North Korea, its route were Gimpo-Anchorage-Paris.
Change to 'Korean Air' Brand
on 1 March 1984 Korean introduced its new Logo with a blue-top, silver, and redesigned livery as new corporate sign "Korean Air" logo featuring a stylized Taegeuk design, this brought in the new name Korean Air. This livery was introduced on its Fokker F28s. It was designed in cooperation between Korean Air and Boeing.
In the 1990s, Korean Air became the first airline to use the new MD-11 to supplement its new fleet of Boeing 747-400 aircraft; however, the MD-11 did not meet the airline's performance requirements and they were eventually converted to freighters. Some older 747 aircraft were also converted for freight service.
Further expansion and founding of Jin Air
In the 1980s, Korean Air's head office was in the KAL Building on Namdaemunno, Jung-gu, Seoul.
As of 2007, Korean Air was in negotiations to open its China hub in Beijing or Shanghai by the end of 2008.
On 5 June 2007, Korean Air announced a new low-cost carrier with the name of Jin Air in Korea in competition of Korea's KTX high-speed railway network system, which offers cheaper fares and less stringent security procedures compared to air travel. This subsidiary the Jin Air, started its scheduled passenger service from Seoul to Jeju on 17 July 2008. Korean Air announced that some of its 737s and A300s would be given to Jin Air.
By 2009, Korean Air's image had become more prestigious, differing from the airline's late-1990s image, which had been tarnished by several fatal accidents.
In mid-2010, a co-marketing deal with games company Blizzard Entertainment sent a 747-400 and a 737-900 taking to the skies wrapped in StarCraft II branding. In August 2010, Korean Air announced heavy second-quarter losses despite record high revenue. In August 2010, Hanjin Group, the parent of Korean, opened a new cargo terminal at Navoi in Uzbekistan, which will become a cargo hub with regular Incheon-Navoi-Milan flights.
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