South Korean Carriers Commit To Younger Fleets

South Korea’s eight airlines have signed an agreement with the country’s authorities to replace all aircraft after 20 years of service.

South Korea’s eight airlines have signed an agreement with the country’s authorities to replace all aircraft after 20 years of service.

The voluntary agreement forms part of the country’s ongoing efforts to improve on passenger safety, according to the ministry of land, infrastructure and transport.

Currently, only 14 of the 264 aircraft in service with the country’s carriers are more than 20 years old.

Korean Air operates four passenger aircraft over the voluntarily imposed age limit, Asiana has two passenger aircraft and six freighters, meanwhile both Air Incheon’s cargo aircraft are over 20.

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