South Korea MOLIT: Airline pax up 5% in 2019

    South Korea‘s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) reported (29-Jan-2020) the following airline traffic highlights for the 12 months ended Dec-2019:

    • Passengers: 123.4 million, +5.0% year-on-year;
      • Domestic: 33.0 million, +4.4%;
        • Korean Air: 7.6 million, +8.6%;
        • Asiana Airlines: 6.4 million, +3.7%;
        • South Korean LCCs: 19.1 million, +3.0%;
          • Jeju Air: 4.9 million, +4.2%;
          • Air Busan: 4.3 million, -2.6%;
          • Jin Air: 3.6 million, +2.9%;
          • Eastar Jet: 3.1 million, +3.4%;
          • T’way Air: 3.0 million, +5.5%;
          • Air Seoul: 90,750;
          • Fly Gangwon: 21,752;
      • International: 90.4 million, +5.2%;
        • By region:
          • Japan: 18.9 million, -11.6%;
          • China: 18.4 million, +14.4%;
          • Rest of Asia: 36.4 million, +11.6%;
          • Europe: 6.6 million, +9.4%;
          • Americas: 5.5 million, +3.7%;
          • Oceania: 3.5 million, +1.3%;
          • Others: 1.0 million, +2.5%;
        • By carrier:
          • Korean Air: 20.1 million, stable;
          • Asiana Airlines: 13.8 million, +0.5%;
          • South Korean LCCs: 26.6 million, +6.3%;
            • Jeju Air: 8.4 million, +14.8%;
            • Jin Air: 5.1 million, -6.1%;
            • T’way Air: 4.9 million, +17.7%;
            • Air Busan: 3.5 million, -4.3%;
            • Eastar Jet: 3.0 million, +5.0%;
            • Air Seoul: 1.8 million, +5.6%;
            • Fly Gangwon: 1279;
          • Foreign carriers: 29.9 million, +10.4%.