Korean Air Lines, the country’s largest carrier, will acquire cash-strapped rival Asiana Airlines with the help of the state-run Korea Development Bank (KDB).
Korean airlines are introducing special tourist flights around the country, hoping to both drum up business and find a use for planes that have been sat on the tarmac since the Covid-19 pandemic brought the aviation industry to a standstill.
Air Busan is resuming its Busan-Qingdao route, the company announced Thursday.
Students of Uiduk University's department of airlines and tourism are in a training session on Air Busan's BX8910, which took off from Busan, Thursday.
Airlines are flying more international routes as travel restrictions imposed by foreign countries on visitors are being eased. Domestic routes are also returning.
Airlines are resuming flights to China as Beijing eases regulations on travel restrictions that followed the Covid-19 outbreak.
After the coronavirus outbreak all but shut down international travel, some of Korea's budget airlines are beginning to reopen overseas routes, with Air Busan announcing Thursday it will end a four-month freeze on those flights in July.