Business Mar 27, 2020

Korean Air head defeats challenge from 'nut rage' sister

The "nut rage" heiress who forced a plane to turn back over her macadamias failed Friday to wrest control of the family airline from her brother, in what analysts said illustrated the power of incumbents at South Korea's chaebols. Cho Hyun-ah, 45, whose family control ...

Business / Corporate Mar 26, 2020

Coronavirus-hit airlines swap passengers for cargo to stay aloft

Unable to fill planes with passengers as the coronavirus destroys travel demand, airlines are instead using their fleets to transport more cargo, including medicines, smartphones and Korean strawberries. The likes of Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., Korean Air Lines Co. and American Airlines Group Inc. are ...

Korean Air 'nut rage' sister apologizes for angry outburst

Asia Pacific Apr 16, 2018

Korean Air 'nut rage' sister apologizes for angry outburst

Korean Air Lines' labor unions called for the youngest daughter of its chairman, a sister of the infamous "nut rage" heiress, to step down from management after her alleged abusive behavior against an advertising agency official caused public outrage. Cho Hyun-min, also known as Emily ...

Korean Air jet catches fire at Haneda, forcing evacuation

National May 27, 2016

Korean Air jet catches fire at Haneda, forcing evacuation

An engine fire forced a Korean Air jet to scrub takeoff at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Friday but its 320 passengers and crew managed to evacuate safely, transport ministry and airport officials said. Seven of the 302 passengers and 17 crew members on the Seoul-bound ...

National Dec 16, 2013

Redress was sought for '83 KAL jet downing

Japan drew up a claim in 1986 for just over ¥3.4 billion in damages from the Soviet Union for the 28 Japanese killed in the 1983 shoot-down of Korean Air Flight 007 over Soviet airspace, recently disclosed Foreign Ministry documents reveal. But the victims' relatives ...