Korean Air Logo – Korean Air is the largest airline Korean headquartered in the city of Seoul . Considered among the most prominent of Asia , operates connections to Europe , Africa , Asia, Oceania and North America in addition to start operations soon to Peru from its international hub at Incheon International Airport, South Korea and its domestic hub at Gimpo International Airport . The company competes for his position as the country’s flag carrier Asiana Airlines , with fewer fleet.
The company started in 1962 in replacement of the former national airline of the country with destinations to Hong Kong, Taiwan and the United States. Currently a member of the alliance SkyTeam has been improving its fleet and services which has won several international awards for excellence. The airline was founded in 1962 under the name of Korean Air Lines (KAL) for the State completely public Korean capital, it replaced the old flag of the country areolínea, Korean National Airlines . For the year 1969 is acquired by the transport group Hajin by what happens at the hands of private capital.
KAL operated major international routes to Hong Kong , Taiwan and Los Angeles using aircraft Boeing 707 to the inclusion in 1973 of the Boeing 747 , one of the aircraft used by the airline that year, the airline introduced the aircraft on its routes Pacific and began to operate service to Europe using the above plus B 707 DC-10 bound for Paris . The airline was the first to acquire aircraft Airbus outside Europe. The company introduced the 1 March of 1984 a new official painting its aircraft with its distinctive blue on top, also changed its official name to the current Korean Air (though the former name is still used in official documents). The first aircraft to use the new name and painting was his Fokker 28 . The painting was designed jointly by Korean Air and Boeing. In 1986 the company became the first airline to use the new MD-11 to supplement their Boeing 747-400 , however, the aircraft did not meet the requirements for the company as the MD-11 aircraft were converted into charge in conjunction with the Boeing 747 freighters.