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Air Pohang to suspend services next month for fleet replacement

Industry 17:34 November 29, 2018

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Yonhap) -- Regional South Korean airline Air Pohang Co. said Thursday it will temporarily suspend flight services next month to replace all of its passenger jets.

In February, Air Pohang began services with two Bombardier 50-seater CRJ-200 aircraft -- one each on the Pohang-Gimpo and the Pohang-Jeju Island routes.

The company said it will replace the two CRJ-200s with three Airbus A319 aircraft by the end of March.

As the CRJ-200 model has not been in production since 2007, the company said it has experienced difficulties in securing parts for the planes when repairs have to be made.

Air Pohang is based in the industrial city of Pohang, about 370 kilometers southeast of Seoul.

Asia's fourth largest economy has two full-service carriers -- Korean Air Lines Co. and Asiana Airlines Inc. It also has six low-cost airlines -- Jin Air, Jeju Air, Air Busan Co., Air Seoul Inc., Eastar Jet and T'way Air Co.

An Air Pohang CRJ-200 airplane (Yonhap)


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