Korean Air Hub System
Korean Air, with IATA code KE, operates with a hub system that includes multiple base(s) of operations and hub airports. The main base of operations for Korean Air is Incheon International Airport (ICN) in Seoul, South Korea. Incheon International Airport serves as the primary hub for Korean Air, offering a wide range of domestic and international flights.
In addition to Incheon International Airport, Korean Air also has secondary hub airports, including Gimpo International Airport (GMP) in Seoul and Jeju International Airport (CJU) in Jeju City. These hub airports play a significant role in connecting passengers to various destinations within Korea and around the world.
The history of Korean Air's hub system dates back to the establishment of the airline in 1969. As the national flag carrier of South Korea, Korean Air has strategically developed its hub system to optimize connectivity and provide convenient travel options for passengers. The selection of Incheon International Airport as the main hub was driven by its state-of-the-art facilities, efficient operations, and its strategic location as a gateway to Asia.
By operating with a hub system, Korean Air benefits from economies of scale and efficient transfer processes. Passengers can easily connect between flights at the hub airports, making it convenient for both domestic and international travel. The hub system also allows Korean Air to offer a wide range of destinations and flight options, enhancing its competitiveness in the global aviation market.