Korea faces setbacks amid capacity increases
For the time being, there are no plans to add any more points to the network, Kee declared. Asiana’s next 747-400 freighter is not due before mid-2012, and two more will follow in 2014 and 2016.
Both airlines suffered setbacks in the second quarter from the weaker global economy and higher fuel costs. Korean Air posted a net profit for the period, but had an underlying operating loss of some $19 million, while Asiana saw operating profit plummet more than 64 percent.