Asiana was started in 1988 by chaebol Kumho Group
as a domestic competitor for South Korea
airline, Korean Air
. The start-up did so well that in 1990, they began operations to Japan
, and in 1991, the United States
. They are now capitalized at around $700 million, and have a fairly large international route network. Recently, Asiana signed a code share
agreement with American Airlines
to build their share in the trans-Pacific market.
25 Boeing 737
10 Airbus A321
13 Boeing 767
4 Boeing 777
8 Boeing 747 (passenger/combi)
5 Boeing 747 (freighter)
They are headquartered at Incheon International Airport outside of Seoul.