Air Busan

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AIR BUSAN
에어부산
Air Busan.svg
IATA
BX
ICAO
ABL
Callsign
AIR BUSAN
Founded 2007
Operating bases Gimhae International Airport
Fleet size 12
Destinations 14
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 (Hangul: 에어부산; RR: E-eo Busan) is a regional airline based in Busanjin-gu, Busan, Republic of Korea.[1] It is a subsidiary of Asiana Airlines. The airline began its operation in 2007 as Busan International Airlines Company (Hangul: 부산국제항공; RR: Busan Gukje Hanggong); it launched service on October 2008.[2]

Upon the launch of its SeoulBusan route, Air Busan filled 49.7 percent of its seats, while its competitor on the same route, Korean Air had 61.2 percent. About five months later in March 2009, however, Air Busan's boarding rate exceeded that of its competitor, 54.7 percent to 54.1 percent. For the Busan-Jeju route, Air Busan is also taking the lead, filling 77.7 percent of its seats. The airline has code-share operation with its parent company Asiana for the 4 routes.

History[edit]

An Air Busan Airbus A320 taxiing at Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Japan. (2013)

2007[edit]

  • July—Launched the committee to establish Busan International Airlines Co., Ltd.
  • August—Established Busan International Airlines Co., Ltd.

2008[edit]

  • February—Changed the corporate name to Air Busan Co., Ltd.
    • Signed the investment agreement with the city of Busan and Asiana Airlines
  • April—Signed the agreement to purchase aircraft (5 B737s)
  • May—The city of Busan decided to be the shareholder of Air Busan
    • The first recruitment of new and experienced staff
  • June—Acquired a license for regular air transportation
  • August—The second recruitment of new and experienced staff
  • October—Opened the reservation center and the homepage
    • Established branches at Gimpo airport and Jeju international airport;
    • Took delivery of its 2nd B737-500 aircraft
    • Began flight between Busan and Gimpo
  • November—Took delivery of its 3rd B737-500 aircraft
  • December—Began flight between Busan and Jeju

2009[edit]

An Air Busan Boeing 737-400 departs an airport in Japan. (2012)
  • February—The third recruitment of new and experienced staff
  • March—Signed the business agreement with Busan Metropolitan City Office of Education
    • Took delivery of its 4th B737-400 aircraft
    • Expanded flights between Busan and Gimpo to 28 per day
  • April—Signed the business agreement with Busan I’Park
    • Took delivery of its 5th B737-400 aircraft
    • Signed the business agreement with BEXCO
  • June—Expanded flights between Busan-Jeju to 20 per day
    • (the number of flights between Busan-Gimpo increased from 28 to 30)
  • August—Signed the business agreement with Jeju Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    • The number of flights reached 10,000 mark within 299 days of operation
  • September—The number of passengers exceeded 1 million
  • November—Received the Best Service Innovation Award, presented by the Korea Management Association (KMA)

2010[edit]

An Air Busan Boeing 737-400 landing at Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Japan. (2013)
  • February—Took delivery of its B737-400 aircraft
  • March—Began flight between Busan and Fukuoka
  • April—The number of passengers exceeded 2 million
    • Began flight between Busan and Osaka
  • May—Won the 2010 Korea Prestige Brand Award
  • July—Busan-Tokyo(Narita) charter flights began to operate
  • September—The number of passengers exceeded 3 million
  • December—Busan – Cebu Charter Flights Operation

2011[edit]

  • January—Took delivery of its first Airbus aircraft, A321-200 (HL8213).,[3] began flights between Seoul and Jeju and Busan-Cebu, Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo
  • February—Signed a business agreement with the Chinese Resident’s Association Busan, Korea
  • March—Began flights between Gimpo-Jeju, Began flights between Busan-Cebu
  • May—Began flights between Busan-Hong Kong
  • June—Began flights between Busan-Tokyo(Narita)

2012[edit]

  • March—Took delivery of its A321-200 aircraft
    • Began flights between Busan-Qingdao
  • July—Began flights between Busan-Macau
  • November—Took delivery of its A320-200 aircraft

Destinations[edit]

An Air Busan Boeing 737-500 at an airport in South Korea. (2009)
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]

They serve the following destinations (as of May 2014):

[Base] Base
[Charter] Charter destination
City Country IATA ICAO Airport
Busan South Korea PUS RKPK Gimhae International Airport [Base]
Cebu Philippines CEB RPVM Mactan-Cebu International Airport
Fukuoka Japan FUK RJFF Fukuoka Airport[5]
Hong Kong Hong Kong HKG VHHH Hong Kong International Airport
Huangshan China TXN ZSTX Huangshan Tunxi International Airport [Charter][6]
Jeju South Korea CJU RKPC Jeju International Airport
Kaohsiung Taiwan KHH RCKH Kaohsiung International Airport
Macau Macau MFM VMMC Macau International Airport[7]
Osaka Japan KIX RJBB Kansai International Airport
Qingdao China TAO ZSQD Qingdao Liuting International Airport
Seoul South Korea GMP RKSS Gimpo International Airport
Siem Reap Cambodia REP VDSR Siem Reap International Airport
Taipei Taiwan TSA RCSS Taipei Songshan Airport
Tokyo Japan NRT RJAA Narita International Airport
Xian China XIY ZLXY Xi'an Xianyang International Airport

Codeshare agreements[edit]

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

Fleet[edit]

An Air Busan Airbus A321 taxiing at Narita International Airport, Tokyo, Japan. (2011)

The Air Busan Fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 14.7 years (as of September 2013):[8]

Air Busan Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers
Airbus A320-200 1 162
Airbus A321-200 1 191
4 195
Boeing 737-400 4 162
Boeing 737-500 2 127
Total 12 0

Service[edit]

  • 1.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.

  • 2. 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.

  • 3.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.

Investors[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Home." (Korean) Air Busan. Retrieved on November 5, 2012. "통신판매업 신고번호 : 제16–2822 부산시 부산진구 범천동 853–1번지"
  2. ^ "info_person.html." Air Busan. Retrieved on February 14, 2010. "614–020 Beomchen-dong Busanjin-gu Busan, Korea CALL : 051-410-0804,0806."
  3. ^ Air Busan 1st Airbus plane, A321-200,Airliners.net
  4. ^ Korea Times – Air Busan to Enter Budget Air Market
  5. ^ Korea Times – Air Busan to fly to Fukuoka, Osaka
  6. ^ "釜山廣域市 - 公開信息 - 最新消息". Tchinese.busan.go.kr. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  7. ^ "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. 2012-05-24. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  8. ^ Air Busan fleet list at planespotters.net

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