Tag: South Korea

5 Airports Prove to Be the Best in the World

Air travel is no longer a luxury commodity – on the contrary, it proves to be as indispensable to everyday life as medicine or telecommunications. Apart from occupying a pivotal role in the social development, aviation also brings enormous benefits to modern economies by unlocking their potential for more profitable trade and tourism. Without a […]

New South Korean Carrier KAIR Airlines Orders Eight A320s

South Korean start-up carrier KAIR Airlines has announced that it has selected the A320 Family to launch its new low cost operation, with a firm order for eight A320ceo. The new airline will be based in Cheongju in central South Korea and will focus primarily on services to international destinations in North East Asia. “We […]

China Issues Travel Warning to South Korea

Chinese carriers may adjust capacity on routes to South Korea following a warning by the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) cautioning Chinese citizens to be careful when traveling to South Korea. According to CNTA, an increasing number of Chinese tourists are being denied entry into South Korea and face long wait times before being deported […]

South Korea Mulling Purchase of 20 More F-35 Stealth Fighter Jets

Given recent North Korean provocations, the Republic of Korea (ROK) Air Force is considering purchasing 20 additional fifth-generation stealth multirole Joint Strike Fighter F-35As—the aircraft’s conventional takeoff and landing variant—in order to boost its air combat capabilities in the event of war with North Korea, according to senior ROK defense officials. The expansion of ROK […]

Philippines Looks to Arm Its New Fighter Jets

Manila is moving forward with purchasing ammunition for its new jets from South Korea. The Philippine military will look to purchase more than 100 million pesos ($5.77 million) worth of ammunition for two of its new fighter aircraft from South Korea, defense officials confirmed this week. As I reported for The Diplomat in December, the […]

Korea Steps Up Drone Development

In May 2014, many South Koreans were struck by the discovery of three crashed drones in frontline areas that had been flown in from North Korea. Albeit crude, the small devices had taken photos of major military installations on border islands, potential infiltration routes and the presidential palace in downtown Seoul, kindling concerns over a […]

Seoul Decides to Develop Drones to Monitor Border With North Korea

According to the KBS channel, Seoul military experts hope that the use of drones will help to significantly reduce cases of soldiers wounded by mines. Commercial production of the drones is scheduled for 2024, the media reported. In spite of their long-standing armistice, South and North Korea remain legally at war, as no peace treaty […]