Air Busan is promoting its new route from Osaka to Daegu on the Osaka metro system. The new service began on 23 December and will be flown daily by the LCC’s A320s. t’way air already serves the 620-kilometre route, also with daily flights.
- Air Busan on 23 December added two further routes to its network. The low-cost subsidiary of Asiana Airlines began a daily service on the 620-kilometre route from Daegu (TAE) to Osaka Kansai (KIX) while also linking Daegu to Sapporo Chitose (CTS) with three times weekly flights. Both routes will be flown by the carrier’s A320s. Competition on the Osaka route is provided by t’way air, which also serves the market with daily flights. While Air Busan’s main hub is, not surprisingly, in Busan, it now operates five non-stop routes from Daegu; one domestic route to Jeju, one Chinese route to Sanya and now three routes to Japan. With a fleet of 18 aircraft (six A320s and 12 A321s) Air Busan now accounts for around 3.4% of international seat capacity from South Korea and 15% of domestic seat capacity. The carrier is one of five to have at least 10% of the South Korean domestic market joining Korean Air (34%), Asiana Airlines (23%), Jeju Air (17%) and t’way air (11%).