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  • KAL cuts services to cope with high fuel prices

    News | 28 May 2008 06:00 | Nicholas Ionides

    <P><A href="http://www.koreanair.com/">Korean&nbsp;Air (KAL)</A> is to temporarily suspend passenger services on five international routes and reduce frequency on several others to cope with high fuel prices.</P> <P>A spokesman for the SkyTeam alliance carrier says from Seoul that the cuts will be imposed from early June to the middle of July.</P> <P>He says the airline will temporarily halt services on four South Korea-China routes, specifically Busan-Xian, Cheongju-Shanghai, Daegu-Beijing and Seoul-Sanya, as well as one South Korea-Vietnam route, specifically Busan-Hanoi.</P> <P>In addition, he says the carrier will reduce frequency on 12 routes, such as Seoul to Cebu, Dallas, Guam, Jinan, Las Vegas, Oita, Siem Reap and Tianjin. Smaller aircraft will also be used on four other routes.</P> <P>The spokesman says the cuts are intended to help KAL cope with high fuel prices, adding that there may also be cuts to dedicated cargo services.</P> <P><BR>Source: flightglobal.com's sisterhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/KAL-cuts-services-to-cope-with-high-fuel-prices-224189/
  • Reform minded

    News | 01 Feb 2000 00:00

    NICHOLAS IONIDES TOKYO Kichisaburo Nomura's appointment as ANA president surprised many observers two years ago and the shocks have continued as he has reshaped Asia's largest passenger carrier. <p>It is probably an understatement to say that Kichisaburo Nomura has surprised observers since his appointment over two years ago as president and chief executive at All Nippon Airways (ANA). </p> <p>Since then he has embarked upon a sweeping restructuring that encompasses aircraft order-deferrals, job cuts, salary reductions, a senior management reshuffle and, among other moves, brought ANA into the Star Alliance. Not bad for a photography and nature buff who raised few expectations when he assumed the top job at Asia's largest passenger airline. </p> <p>The surprise is not a reflection of any lack of charisma or ability on the part of Nomura. His stiff demeanour hides a good-humoured disposition, say ANA employees. But his appointment back in mid 1997 was widely perceived as a compromishttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Reform-minded-61337/