Korean Air Faces Sanctions Over Nuts Row

Korean Air could be hit with a $1.3m fine after the country’s government said on Tuesday (December 16) it plans to penalise the airline after a company executive delayed a flight because she was unhappy about the way she was served macadamia nuts.

Korean Air could be hit with a $1.3m fine after the country’s government said on Tuesday (December 16) it plans to penalise the airline after a company executive delayed a flight because she was unhappy about the way she was served macadamia nuts.

Cho Hyun-Ah resigned as the airline’s executive vice-president following the incident on December 5, when a New York-bound aircraft had to return to its terminal at Incheon International Airport after Cho demanded a steward was ejected from the flight.

South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has confirmed that Korean Air could face a fine or a 21-day suspension of operations for violating aviation safety laws.

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