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AIR BUSAN
에어부산
E-eo Busan
Air Busan.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
BX ABL AIR BUSAN
Founded 2007
Operating bases
Fleet size 21
Destinations 24
Company slogan Fly to Busan
Parent company Asiana Airlines
Headquarters Beomcheon-dong Busanjin-gu Busan, South Korea
Key people TaeKeun Han (CEO)
Website www.airbusan.com

Air Busan Co., Ltd., operating as Air Busan (Hangul에어부산; RRE-eo Busan) is a low-cost[1] airline based in Busanjin-gu, Busan, South Korea.[2] It is a subsidiary of Asiana Airlines. The airline began its operation in 2007 as Busan International Airlines Company (Hangul부산국제항공; RRBusan Gukje Hanggong); it launched service on October 2008.[3]

History

An Air Busan Airbus A320 at Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Japan (2015)
An Air Busan Boeing 737-400 departs an airport in Japan. (2012)
An Air Busan Boeing 737-400 landing at Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Japan. (2013)

Busan International Airlines Co., Ltd. was established in August 2007. In February the following year the corporate name was changed to Air Busan Co., Ltd. and an investment agreement was signed by the city of Busan and Asiana Airlines. In April 2008 the company ordered its first aircraft, five Boeing 737s. Two months later the company was granted a license for regular air transportation. In October 2008 bases were established at Gimpo airport and Jeju international airport and the airline commenced operations between Busan and Gimpo

In April 2009 the airline took delivery of its fifth Boeing 737-400 aircraft. By August that year Air Busan had marked 10,000 flights in the 299 days since it began operations. In September 2009 the number of passengers carried reached 1 million. International services, between Busan and Fukuoka, began in March 2010 and in April the number of passengers carried reached 2 million. In January 2011 Air Busan took delivery of its first Airbus A321-200 aircraft.

Destinations

An Air Busan Boeing 737 at the gate at Gimpo International Airport, Seoul, South Korea. (2014)

Air Busan started operations on October 27, 2008, using Gimhae International Airport as a hub.[4]

As of December 2017, Air Busan serves the following destinations

Country City Airport Notes Refs
Cambodia Siem Reap Siem Reap International Airport
China Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport
China Macau Macau International Airport [5]
China Qingdao Qingdao Liuting International Airport
China Sanya Sanya Phoenix International Airport [6]
China Xi'an Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
China Yanji Yanji Chaoyangchuan International Airport
China Zhangjiajie Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport
Guam Guam Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport [7]
Japan Fukuoka Fukuoka Airport [8]
Japan Nagoya Chubu Centrair International Airport Begins 21 June 2018 [9]
Japan Osaka Kansai International Airport
Japan Sapporo New Chitose Airport [10]
Japan Tokyo Narita International Airport
Japan Toyama Toyama Airport [11]
Laos Vientiane Wattay International Airport [12]
Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Chinggis Khaan International Airport [13]
Philippines Cebu Mactan-Cebu International Airport
South Korea Busan Gimhae International Airport Hub
South Korea Cheongju Cheongju International Airport
South Korea Jeju Jeju International Airport
South Korea Seoul Gimpo International Airport
South Korea Ulsan Ulsan Airport
South Korea Daegu Daegu International Airport
Taiwan Kaohsiung Kaohsiung International Airport
Taiwan Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
Vietnam Da Nang Da Nang International Airport

Codeshare agreements

The airline has codeshare agreements with the following airline (as of May 2014):

Fleet

As of August 2017 the Air Busan Fleet consists of the following aircraft:[14]

Air Busan fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passenger Notes
W Y Total
Airbus A320-200 6 162 162
Airbus A321-200 15 3 191 191
195 195
220 220
Total 21 3

Retired fleet

Air Busan Retired Fleet[15]
Aircraft Year Introduced Year Retired Notes
Boeing 737-400 2009 2016
Boeing 737-500 2008 2016

Service

Cabin service

Domestic flights, Gimpo-Busan route to commercial customers, newspaper, coffee service, and Gimpo-Jeju, Busan-Jeju route in Jeju Flights to Jeju customers by providing instant sweepstakes pleasure to provide services that can be provided. Japan routes for international flights, domestic and local newspapers in Japan and other magnifying glasses, and services, in-flight duty-free, and Meals are provided. Narita route, the low-cost airline in-flight meals a variety of international Taipei, Hong Kong, Osaka, Narita, detailed route is provided, and has implemented the first kimchi.

Fly & Fun service

Service of Air Busan domestic and international customers from affiliate. Busan, Seoul, and Jeju in Korea as well as overseas territories Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka), Cebu City, Taiwan, in Hong Kong, when you present your boarding pass to the companies affiliated with Air Busan hotels, tourist attractions, rental, restaurants, a variety of discounts and prizes are available.

Corporate advantage program

The program offers discounted travel for company members. Corporate executives and employees of corporate membership, even when travel trips to other personal purposes, you can receive a discount.

See also

References

  1. ^ "air-busan-bx." CAPA. Retrieved on January 2, 2016. "Air Busan Airline Profile."
  2. ^ "Home." (Korean) Air Busan. Retrieved on November 5, 2012. "통신판매업 신고번호 : 제16–2822 부산시 부산진구 범천동 853–1번지"
  3. ^ "info_person.html[permanent dead link]." Air Busan. Retrieved on February 14, 2010. "614–020 Beomchen-dong Busanjin-gu Busan, Korea CALL : 051-410-0804,0806."
  4. ^ "Air Busan to Enter Budget Air Market". 23 October 2008. 
  5. ^ 釜山航空從7月19日開通釜山至澳門航線 - 韓聯社(韓國聯合通訊社) (in Korean). Big5.yonhapnews.co.kr:83. 24 May 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Air Busan schedules Sanya launch in Dec 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 1 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "Air Busan to Start Busan - Guam Service from late-July 2015". Airlineroute.net. June 4, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ The Korea Herald. "The Korea Herald". Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "Air Busan adds Busan – Nagoya service from June 2018". Airlineroute.net. 29 March 2018. 
  10. ^ "Air Busan Adds Sapporo Flights from Dec 2015". Airlineroute.net. 5 October 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Air Busan adds Toyama charters in 2Q18". Airlineroute.net. 4 April 2018. 
  12. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Air Busan adds scheduled Busan – Vientiane service in W17". 
  13. ^ "Air Busan Adds Mongolia Flights from late-June 2016". airlineroute. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  14. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part Two)". Airliner World (November 2017): 32. 
  15. ^ "Please verify your request". Retrieved 7 May 2016. 

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