The Airline: Air Busan

Air Busan Co., Ltd. (Hangul:에어부산, Revised Romanization: Eeo Busan) is a regional airline with its headquarters in Beomcheon-dong, Busanjin-gu, Busan, South Korea. It is a subsidiary of Asiana Airlines. The airline began its operation in 2007 as Busan International Airlines Company (부산국제항공,Busan Gukje Hanggong); it launched service on October 2008.

Since the launch of its business, on the Seoul - Busan route, Air Busan filled 49.7 percent of its seats, while its competitor on the same route, Korean Air had 61.2 percent. About five months later in March 2009, however, Air Busan's boarding rate exceeded that of its competitor, 54.7 percent to 54.1 percent. For the Busan-Jeju route, Air Busan is also taking the lead, filling 77.7 percent of its seats. The airline has code-share operation with its parent company Asiana for the two routes.

Korean description below:
에어부산(Air Busan, IATA : BX, ICAO : ABL)은 아시아나항공, 부산광역시가 대주주이고, 2008년 10월 27일 김해국제공항을 거점으로 해서 부산~김포 노선에 첫 운항을 시작한 항공사이다. 2007년 부산국제항공으로 설립했으며, 본사는 부산광역시 부산진구 범천동에 있다. 현재 국내선 부산-김포, 부산-제주, 김포-제주노선 운항, 국제선 부산-일본(후쿠오카, 오사카, 나리타), 타이베이, 세부, 홍콩노선을 운항중이다.


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