Air Premia Buys Five 787-9s & Plans ICN-LAX/SJC

For those that don’t know, Air Premia is a startup airline based in Seoul Incheon (ICN)

Air Premia today announced the Korean startup airline plans to buy five 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes, following an agreement to lease three 787-9 jets from Air Lease Corporation earlier this year. Air Premia, which plans to launch operations in 2020 is poised to become South Korea’s second Dreamliner operator.

  • Earlier this year, the airline announced a lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC) for three 787-9s.
  • The airline is set to operate only one aircraft type which seems to be the 787-9.
  • The airline expects to offer (only?) Premium Economy and Economy class.
  • From samchui.com, Premium Economy and Economy will see a seat pitch of 42″ and 35″ respectively which is very spacious.
  • Operations are planned to launch in September 2020 with regional routes.
  • Air Premia expects to expand its network to Los Angeles and San Jose in 2021.

Apparently these destinations were announced months ago?.. Although, the commitment for the five 787-9s is new. It’s nice to see another long-haul carrier plan entry in the Seoul market. (RIP Asiana)

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https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2019-10-29-Air-Premia-Announces-Commitment-for-Five-Boeing-787-Dreamliner-Jets

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