Air Busan starts Airbus A321neo operations

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Air Busan has commenced Airbus A321neo operations. The Korea-based carrier took delivery of its first A321LR in mid-March.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis that is having a severe effect on the aviation industry, the new aircraft entered service a little later than initially expected. It operated its first commercial service on the domestic route from Busan to Seoul Gimpo, the South Korean capital’s secondary airport, on Friday, April 10.

Air Busan will receive both A321neo and A321LR, the longer-range version of the A321neo. It’s A321LR is configured with a total of 220 seats in a single-class layout.

The low-cost subsidiary of Star Alliance member Asiana Airlines is an all-Airbus operator. In addition to the newly added A321neo aircraft, the fleet consists of Airbus A320ceo and A321ceo jets. The carrier’s parent company took delivery of its first A321neo in July 2019.