Asiana Airlines commenced operations in 1988 and is a South Korean airline headquartered in Asiana Town, Seoul. Asiana Airlines is South Korea's second-largest major airline, behind Korean Air. The airline operates 14 domestic and 90 international passenger routes, throughout Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania. The airline has a primary domestic hub at Gimpo International Airport and an international hub at Incheon International Airport.
Note that from 2022 through 2023, the airline is operating a reduced domestic and international route network.
Air Seoul is Asiana's low-cost carrier.
Asiana Airlines is also the largest shareholder in Air Busan, a low-cost and regional carrier which it owns in a joint venture with Busan Metropolitan City.
Asiana Airlines has different weight and dimension limits for carry-on and checked baggage, as well as for your personal item and any additional baggage you may have. Read on to find out more.
Passengers flying Economy Class on Asiana Airlines flights are entitled to one piece of carry-on baggage.
Passengers flying Business Class and First Class are entitled to two pieces of carry-on baggage.
All baggage must weigh no more than 10kg and must fit within the dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20 cm.
Economy Class passengers are permitted 1 piece of checked baggage weighing no more than 20kg.
To/from the Americas
Economy Class passengers are permitted 2 pieces of checked baggage, each weighing no more than 23kg. Business Class passengers can bring 2 pieces of checked baggage each weighing no more than 32kg and First Class passengers are allowed 3 pieces of checked baggage weighing no more than 32kg per bag.
All other international flights
Economy Class ticket holders are allowed 1 piece of checked baggage weighing no more than 23kg. Business Class passengers are permitted 2 pieces of checked baggage weighing no more than 32kg per bag. First Class passengers are allowed up to 3 pieces of checked baggage, each weighing no more than 32kg.
Alternative Airlines customers can now book extra baggage at the time of purchasing their Asiana Airlines flight.
Online and airport check-in are available with Asiana Airlines.
Asiana Airlines web check-in is available through the Asiana Airlines online check-in page. Online check-in opens 48 hours before scheduled flight departure time on all flights and closes one hour before on international flights and half an hour before on domestic flights.
Airport check-in is available on Asiana Airlines flights by visiting the Asiana Airlines check-in counters. Airport check-in closes 20 minutes before scheduled flight departure time for domestic flights and closes between 30—60 minutes before departure on international flights, depending on where you're departing from.
Asiana Airlines has three cabin classes - Economy, Business and First.
Asiana Airlines Economy class is a comfortable way to fly on Asiana Airlines with a range of facilities to enjoy.
There is a lot to enjoy in Asiana Airlines Economy Class. Amenities include in-flight service with a tasty selection of quality meals of Korean cuisine. Depending on your flight route, the meal will differ but always have great taste.
Entertainment is available with the latest documentaries, games, music and movies.
International Flights: Eye-mask, ear-plugs, first-aid supplies and stationary set. Slippers are provided on long-haul flight routes to Europe, US and Australia.
Domestic Flights: Writing supplies are provided with basic first-aid equipment too.
Small Charges: Wi-Fi is available at a small fee. It is limited on some A350 aircrafts. Satellite telephone available - dependant on flight route.
Economy Class seating on Asiana Airlines have been updated to provide full comfort, with wider spaces created. 34 inches have been added. 11-inch screens are added to the back of the seats for more satisfactory entertainment.
Economy Class Smartium is a seat upgrade and offers 91.44cm of space between the reclining seat and the seat in front. Note this is only available on A350 seats of Economy Smartium.
From booking fligts to arrival, Asiana Business Class passengers are offered a comprehensive and premium service.
Asiana provides a pre-flight Premium Service Center, dedicated to First and Business Classes. On all routes, Business Class passengers will receive an amenities pack, including slippers, stationary, and quality lavatories. Furthermore, for passengers traveling on a round trip to the U.S., Europe and Sydney, Asiana provides a chauffeur service from Incheon International Airport to your final destination.
Seating is designed to offer comfort. Passengers can enjoy their personal space due to cubicle bed-seating, as well as Korean meals and wine, and in-flight entertainment.
First Class Suites are set away from the other cabins, giving you privacy and silence.
On-board, a Royal Court Cuisine service may be requested in advance for First Class passengers on long-haul flights departing from Seoul to the U.S. or Europe. On-board, amenities include: in-flight entertainment including touchscreen TV's, light and warm bedding sets with the highest quality duck-down, traveler's kit including luxury brand cosmetics and various amenities, soft-touch comfort wear, quality cosmetics in lavatories, and slippers, writing supplies, stationery set, and basic first-aid products.
Asiana Airlines’ First Suite has comfortable and convenient seats. Beds recline fully and mood lighting will help you drift off to sleep.
In-flight Wi-Fi and roaming service is available in the A350. Fees apply; purchase through your mobile phone or device, after boarding the A350. Plans start from $11.95 USD for one hour; unlimited use is $21 USD.
Asiana Airlines passengers can enjoy award winning meals, which are inspired by Korean and Korean-Italian cuisine. All meals are created with premium and fresh seasonal ingredients. The menu available will depend on the route and duration of your flight, but also on the class you are flying in. First class passengers can book an ‘Advance Palace Dinner Reservation Service’, available to order up to 24 hours before flying.
Asiana Airlines offer special meals to suit passengers with specific dietary requirements. The following are the meals available to order:
Low fat Meal
Low Calorie Meal
Low Sodium Meal
No Lactose Meal
Vegetarian Raw Meal
Fruit Platter Meal
Raw Vegetarian Meal
Vegetarian vegan Meal
Vegetarian lacto-ovo Meal
Vegetarian oriental Meal
Vegetarian Jain Meal
Asian/Hindu Vegetarian Meal
When booking your ticket through Alternative Airlines, you are given the option to select your ‘Meal Preference’ during the booking process - simply select the special meal option your require. If you would like to order a special meal after making your booking, you can contact our customer service team to arrange this.
Passengers are given wines specially selected from France, Chile, Spain and South Africa. Other alcohol is also available, including, champagne, cocktails, whiskey gin, vodka and cognac. In addition, soft drinks and hot drinks including tea and coffee will also be available. This service and offering will depend on the class and route flying.
Asiana Airlines has its own frequent flyer program called the 'Asiana Club'. With Asiana Club, members who frequently fly with Asiana are rewarded points that can be used for ticket discounts and seat upgrades.
Asiana Airlines has a frequent flyer program called Asiana Club - anyone is free to join. After signing up, new members will automatically be assigned Silver level membership. Members will then be upgraded to Gold, Diamond, Diamond Plus, and Platinum Membership according to the number of flights flown and miles accumulated. Accumulated miles can then be used to purchase tickets and for seat upgrades.
When you make an Asiana Airlines booking through Alternative Airlines, it is easy to collect Asiana Club Miles. Select ‘Asiana Club’ as your chosen frequent flyer program and quote your membership number from the ‘Frequent Flyer’ drop-down option when making your booking - you can find out more here.
Depending on the route you're flying Asiana offers passengers different in-flight entertainment systems. Passengers will either have access to in-flight entertainment through personal monitors or through shared screens.
The selection of TV shows on offer onboard your Asiana flight is regularly updated to give you the latest selection of entertainment media.
Find family-friendly films as well as exciting new releases on your Asiana flight. Find out more by visiting the Asiana Airlines website.
Asiana Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance - one of the world's largest global networks of leading airlines.
Asiana Airlines is a Star Alliance member. Star Alliance is one of the world's largest global airline alliances.
Being a Star Alliance member means Asiana Airlines can provide quick, convenient transfers and various benefits such as Asiana Club mileage accrual and award upgrade, and Star Alliance lounge services. Asiana Club Members can also earn Asiana Club Miles by boarding flights operated by Star Alliance partner airlines. You can find out more about the Star Alliance here.
Passengers who book Asiana Airlines flights through Alternative Airlines can pre-select their seats during the booking process (applicable fees apply). The booking process will outline whether any seat upgrades available, such as Economy Smartium seats, which are available on some aircraft and provide extra space. This can also be done after making your booking by contacting our customer service team. More information on how to pre-select your seat can be found here. Please note that if you do not pre-select your seat, a seat will be allocated to you during the check-in process.
A codeshare flight is when Asiana Airlines offers a seat from another airline and sells it under the Asiana Airlines name. If you book a codeshare flight under the Asiana name, the aircraft and conditions of carriage will be operated by the codeshare partner airline.
Asiana Airlines has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:
If you require special assistance for your flight, Alternative Airlines can help.
Babies (between one week and 2 years) are subject to the following fares:
On South Korean domestic flights, babies can travel for free (note that there is no free baggage allowance).
On international flights, the fare is 10% of the adult’s fare (no separate seat provided). A seat is only provided if a Child Fare is paid. The free baggage allowance for babies is: 1 piece up to 23 kg, plus a foldable stroller, carrying basket or car seat on routes to/from the Americas; and 1 piece up to 10 kg (22 lbs), plus a foldable stroller, carrying basket or car seat on all non-Americas routes.
A small and foldable stroller may be carried onto the cabin, but only if storage space is available.
Eligible animals include dogs, cats, and pet birds. Passenger can bring 1 pet into the cabin and a maximum of 2 pets as checked baggage (but note that aircraft restrictions apply on some routes).
Cabin: Pets must be 7 kg or less (including carrier). The sum of three sides of the pet carrier must be 115 cm or less.
Hold: Pets must be 45 kg or less (including cage). The sum of three sides of the cage must be 285 cm or less.
Service dogs: Service dogs are permitted into the cabin. Emotional support/psychiatric service dogs are only allowed for flights departing from/arriving in the U.S.
Asiana Airlines allows children between the ages of 5 to 12 on domestic flights and children between the ages of 5 to 11 on international flights to travel alone. The child must be with a guardian when departing from and arriving at the airport. Before you fly with Asiana Airlines you must fill in the necessary forms and provide the correct documentation.
Note that from 2022 through 2023, the airline is operating a reduced domestic and international route network.
The airline continues to resume routes, however, its list of destinations is very limited. Click below to find out where Asiana Airlines currently flies.
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Gimpo International Airport (GMP) is located in the western end of Seoul, and functions as the city's secondary airport. Asiana Airlines uses GMP as its hub for domestic flights. Other airlines that fly to GMP include Korean Air, China Airlines, Jeju Air, and Air Busan.
Incheon International Airport (ICN) is the largest airport in South Korea and the primary airport serving Seoul. Asiana Airlines uses Incheon as a hub for international flights. Other airlines to use the airport include Korean Air, Jeju Air, Air Seoul, and T'way Air.
As of February 2023, Asiana Airlines operates its flights with the following aircraft in its fleet:
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