Air Busan

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E-eo Busan
Air Busan.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2007
Operating bases
Fleet size 23
Destinations 22
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 (Hangul에어부산; RRE-eo Busan) is a low-cost[1] airline based in Busanjin-gu, Busan, Republic of Korea.[2] It is a subsidiary of Asiana Airlines. The airline began its operation in 2007 as Busan International Airlines Company (Hangul부산국제항공; RRBusan Gukje Hanggong); it launched service on October 2008.[3]

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.



  • 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


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)


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


  • January—Took delivery of its first Airbus aircraft, A321-200 (HL8213).,[4] 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


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.[5]

As of December 2017, Air Busan serves the following destinations

Country City Airport Notes Refs
Cambodia Siem Reap Siem Reap International Airport
China Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport
China Macau Macau International Airport [6]
China Qingdao Qingdao Liuting International Airport
China Sanya Sanya Phoenix International Airport [7]
China Xi'an Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
China Yanji Yanji Chaoyangchuan Airport
China Zhangjiajie Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport
Guam Guam Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport [8]
Japan Fukuoka Fukuoka Airport [9]
Japan Osaka Kansai International Airport
Japan Sapporo New Chitose Airport [10]
Japan Tokyo Narita International Airport
Laos Vientiane Wattay International Airport [11]
Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Chinggis Khaan International Airport [12]
Philippines Cebu Mactan-Cebu International Airport
Philippines Kalibo Kalibo International Airport Charter [13]
South Korea Busan Gimhae International Airport Hub
South Korea Cheongju Cheongju International Airport
South Korea Jeju Jeju International Airport
South Korea Seoul Gimpo International Airport
South Korea Ulsan Ulsan Airport
South Korea Daegu Daegu International Airport
Taiwan Kaohsiung Kaohsiung International Airport
Taiwan Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
Vietnam Da Nang Da Nang International Airport

Codeshare agreements[edit]

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


The Air Busan Fleet consists of the following aircraft as of February 2018:[14]

Current Fleet[edit]

Air Busan fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passenger Notes
W Y Total
Airbus A320-200 6 162 162
Airbus A321-200 17 1 191 191
195 195
220 220
Total 23 1

Retired Fleet[edit]

Air Busan Retired Fleet[15]
Aircraft fleet Year Introduced Year Retired Notes
Boeing 737-400 4 2009 2016
Boeing 737-500 3 2008 2016
Total 7


Cabin service[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "air-busan-bx." CAPA. Retrieved on January 2, 2016. "Air Busan Airline Profile."
  2. ^ "Home." (Korean) Air Busan. Retrieved on November 5, 2012. "통신판매업 신고번호 : 제16–2822 부산시 부산진구 범천동 853–1번지"
  3. ^ "info_person.html[permanent dead link]." Air Busan. Retrieved on February 14, 2010. "614–020 Beomchen-dong Busanjin-gu Busan, Korea CALL : 051-410-0804,0806."
  4. ^ "Photos: Airbus A321-231 Aircraft Pictures -". Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  5. ^ Korea Times – Air Busan to Enter Budget Air Market
  6. ^ 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). 24 May 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Air Busan schedules Sanya launch in Dec 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 1 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "Air Busan to Start Busan - Guam Service from late-July 2015". June 4, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ The Korea Herald. "The Korea Herald". Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  10. ^ "Air Busan Adds Sapporo Flights from Dec 2015". 5 October 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  11. ^
  12. ^ "Air Busan Adds Mongolia Flights from late-June 2016". airlineroute. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
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  14. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part Two)". Airliner World (November 2017): 32. 
  15. ^ "Please verify your request". Retrieved 7 May 2016. 

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