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Asiana Airlines to expand capacity on U.S. routes in 2014

by Richa G 29. May 2013 07:40

South Korea’s second largest carrier Asiana Airlines recently announced it is planning to significantly expand its capacity on the U.S. routes in 2014. The airline has decided to deploy Airbus A380 aircraft to boost capacity and operate Asiana Airlines flights on routes between the United States and South Korea.

Asiana Airlines in a statement said that it has already placed orders for six A380 aircrafts and is planning to initially deploy an Airbus A380 aircraft on long-haul routes to New York and Los Angeles. The airline is also mulling to operate flights on some dense regional routes within north Asia, including Tokyo Narita, Shanghai Pudong and Hong Kong.

After the delivery of its last batch of Airbus A380 aircrafts in 2017, Asiana Airlines is likely to operate flights on new Frankfurt route.

Young-Doo Yoon, CEO of Asiana Airlines, said that it has placed orders for the delivery of 30 Airbus A350 aircrafts, which are scheduled for delivery starting 2z017. The airline is planning to operate these aircrafts on regional routes within Asia-Pacific.

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