South Korea MOLIT: Airline pax up 6% in 1H2019, full service carriers gaining back domestic share

5 August, 2019

South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) reported (04-Aug-2019) the following airline traffic highlights for the six months ended Jun-2019:

  • Passengers: 61.6 million, +6.0% year-on-year;
    • Domestic: 16.0 million, +1.0%;
      • Korean Air: 3.7 million, +3.9%;
      • Asiana Airlines: 3.1 million, +2.5%;
      • South Korean LCCs: 9.2 million, -0.6%;
        • Jeju Air: 2.3 million, +1.9%;
        • Air Busan: 2.1 million, -5.2%;
        • Jin Air: 1.7 million, -3.0%;
        • Eastar Jet: 1.5 million, -0.5%;
        • T'way Air: 1.5 million, +5.2%;
    • International: 45.6 million, +7.9%;
      • By region:
        • Japan: 11.2 million, +4.0%;
        • China: 8.8 million, +15.6%;
        • Rest of Asia: 17.7 million, +9.5%;
        • Europe: 3.1 million, +11.4%;
        • Americas: 2.7 million, +1.6%;
        • Oceania: 1.7 million, -8.4%;
        • Others: 474,305, -2.7%;
      • By carrier:
        • Korean Air: 10.1 million, +1.2%;
        • Asiana Airlines: 6.9 million, -0.3%;
        • South Korean LCCs: 14.1 million, +15.3%;
          • Jeju Air: 4.2 million, +20.8%;
          • Jin Air: 2.8 million million, +6.3%;
          • T'way Air: 2.6 million, +25.7%;
          • Air Busan: 1.9 million, +7.8%;
          • Eastar Jet: 1.6 million, +8.6%;
          • Air Seoul: 1.0 million, +23.5%;
        • Foreign carriers: 14.5 million, +10.3%. [more - original PR - Korean]