NWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10 Posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2833 times:
Is Asiana going to paint all of their 737-500's into Air Busan colors, or have all of them been painted already? Also, are the 737-500's going to only operate Air Busan routes, or will they be seen on Asiana's main routes as well?
Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
HeeseokKoo From South Korea, joined Jan 2005, 637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2711 times:
If I'm right, all Asiana's 735 were already painted to Air Busan color. Air Busan is taking Asiana's domestic route one by one. Korean government is inspecting if this is against some laws at this point, although I doubt they can do some action. With 3 735s, Air Busan is operating GMP-PUS and PUS-CJU with codeshare of Asiana, while Asiana is completely out of those two routes. Now Asiana has 7 734s and no 735.
Next plan is to take 2 734s from Asiana, at April and June 2009. I guess next route will be GMP-CJU, where both Asiana and Air Busan will share the market, or may take another Asiana's saturated market such as GMP-ULS (Ulsan) or Pohang or other domestic destinations. Also Air Busan will start international flights from late 2009.
Compare to Korean air's low cost airline (Jin air), Air Busan is successful. Well, Jin air is also doing well - it is now 3rd biggest airline on the most busiest domestic market, GMP-CJU.