Asiana Airlines (Seoul-Incheon) according to the The Korea Herald is planning to launch a second budget airline, tentatively named “Seoul Air”. The new entity would take over the short, less profitable international routes the main carrier now flies with narrow body aircraft.
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Air Busan is 46 percent owned by Asiana. Air Busan operates only from the city of Busan. Air Busan Airbus A321-231 HL7723 (msn 2045) arrives in Tokyo (Narita).
Air Busan (AirBusan.com) (Busan) added its first Airbus A321 on January 7, 2011. This ex-Livingston A321-231 registered as EI-LVB departed Shannon on January 7 and will become HL8213 (msn 1970). The airliner was rolled out in the 2008 color scheme at Shannon Aerospace (Shannon) on December 28, 2010.
Air Busan is a subsidiary of Asiana Airlines. The subsidiary was established in 2007 as Busan International Air and launched low-fare flights on October 27, 2008. The company currently operates Boeing 737-400s and 737-500s.