Air Pohang to suspend flights while it replaces all of its jets

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Air Pohang to suspend flights while it replaces all of its jets

On Thursday, regional Korean airline Air Pohang said that it will temporarily suspend flight services next month while it replaces all of its existing passenger jets.

In February, Air Pohang began services with two Bombardier 50-seater CRJ-200 aircrafts - one each on the Pohang-Gimpo and the Pohang-Jeju Island routes.

The company said that it will replace the two CRJ-200s with three Airbus A319 aircrafts by the end of March.

As the CRJ-200 model has not been in production since 2007, the company said it has experienced difficulties in securing parts for the planes when repairs have had to be made.

Air Pohang is based in the industrial city of Pohang, about 370 kilometers (230 miles) southeast of Seoul.

Asia’s fourth largest economy has two full-service carriers: Korean Air and Asiana Airlines. It also has six low-cost airlines: Jin Air, Jeju Air, Air Busan, Air Seoul, Eastar Jet and T’way Air.

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