South Korea airlines pax up 5% to 10.6m in Jan-2019, intl pax up 7% with strong LCC pax growth

    South Korea‘s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport reported (24-Feb-2019) the following airline traffic highlights for Jan-2019:

    • Passengers: 10.6 million, +5.1% year-on-year;
      • Domestic: 2.6 million, +0.6%;
        • Korean Air: 533,496, -5.2%;
        • Asiana Airlines: 525,078, +3.4%;
        • LCCs: 1.5 million, +1.8%;
          • Jeju Air: 389,934, +7.0%;
          • Air Busan: 370,818, -3.5%;
          • T’way: 254,041, +2.5%;
          • Eastar Jet: 250,238, +2.9%;
          • Jin Air: 228,012, +0.4%;
      • International: 8.0 million, +6.6%;
        • Southeast Asia: 3.3 million, +5.8%;
        • Japan: 2.0 million, +3.5%;
        • China: 1.4 million, +15.2%;
        • Europe: 473,741, +14.4%;
        • Americas: 452,949, +4.1%;
        • Oceania: 290,432, -6.5%;
        • Others: 83,913, +4.5%;
        • By carrier:
          • Korean Air: 1.8 million, +0.5%;
          • Asiana Airlines: 1.2 million, -2.8%;
          • LCCs: 2.6 million, +14.8%;
            • Jeju Air: 760,955, +23.1%;
            • Jin Air: 551,804, +7.3%;
            • T’way: 459,917, +23.9%;
            • Air Busan: 341,943, +2.7%;
            • Eastar Jet: 294,331, +1.9%;
            • Air Seoul: 181,673, +38.1%;
          • Foreign carriers: 2.5 million, +8.1%.