|Company slogan||Fly to Busan|
|Parent company||Asiana Airlines|
|Headquarters||Beomcheon-dong Busanjin-gu Busan, South Korea|
|Key people||TaeKeun Han (CEO)|
Air Busan Co., Ltd., operating as Air Busan (Hangul: 에어부산; RR: E-eo Busan) is a low-cost airline based in Busanjin-gu, Busan, Republic of Korea. 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.
Upon the launch of its Seoul–Busan 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.
This section is in a list format that may be better presented using prose. (July 2012)
- July—Launched the committee to establish Busan International Airlines Co., Ltd.
- August—Established Busan International Airlines Co., Ltd.
- 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
- 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)
- 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
- January—Took delivery of its first Airbus aircraft, A321-200 (HL8213)., 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)
- 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
As of December 2017, Air Busan serves the following destinations
The airline has codeshare agreements with the following airline (as of May 2014):
The Air Busan Fleet consists of the following aircraft as of August 2017:
|Aircraft||fleet||Year Introduced||Year Retired||Notes|
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.
- List of low-cost airlines in South Korea
- Asiana Airlines – Parent company of Air Busan
- Air Seoul
- Eastar Jet
- Jeju Air
- Jin Air – low cost subsidiary of Korean Air
- T'way Air
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- "Photos: Airbus A321-231 Aircraft Pictures - Airliners.net". Retrieved 7 May 2016.
- Korea Times – Air Busan to Enter Budget Air Market
- 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.
- "Air Busan schedules Sanya launch in Dec 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
- "Air Busan to Start Busan - Guam Service from late-July 2015". Airlineroute.net. June 4, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- The Korea Herald. "The Korea Herald". Retrieved 7 May 2016.
- "Air Busan Adds Sapporo Flights from Dec 2015". Airlineroute.net. 5 October 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
- "Air Busan Adds Mongolia Flights from late-June 2016". airlineroute. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
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- "Please verify your request". Retrieved 7 May 2016.