Korean Air is the flag carrier and also the largest airline in South Korea. Together with their partners, Korean Air serves over 130 cities in 45 countries, as well as serving 20 domestic destinations.
The airline is among the largest 20 in the world in terms of passengers carried and is also a high ranking international cargo airline. As of 2011, Korean Air now offers the broadest selection of operating routes between Asia and North America.
The airline’s current fleet stands at 133 and their main areas of business include: passenger; cargo, aerospace, catering, hotel, in-flight sales and a limousine service. The airline is also one of ten airlines to fly to all six continents.
Korean Air was founded in 1962 by the South Korean Government and long haul freight operations were introduced in 1971, shortly followed by passenger carriers in the spring of 1972. In the late 80s Korean Air celebrated its 20th birthday and in the mid 90s the airline marked a success of carrying 150 million passengers in its history.
The success of the airline continued throughout the turn of the millennium and in 2010 it won an award for Excellence and Innovation, it also received the title of ‘Leading First Class Airline’ at the World Travel Awards.
Korean Air employees over 15,000 people so there is no lack of variety when it comes to finding your ideal job with them. The airline prides themselves on creating a positive and opportunity rich environment for all its employees, be it in the air or on the ground.
The airline has also joined forces with a few universities in the United States of America in order to provide schemes and courses for graduates and students studying and living outside of South Korea.
Korean Air has a firm belief in its employees experiencing different cultures which is why they actively encourage distance learning. Employees will then not only acquire knowledge of different areas of the business but will have improved social skills and will understand how their business functions operate in different countries.
Employees of the airline are given the opportunity to enrol in over 25 different distance learning courses in aviation and science. They have a keen interest on a work-life balance which is why they believe educational courses to be so important.
Aside from the educational opportunities, employees are also given a wide range of business areas to get involved in such as: finance management; airline marketing, in-flight positions, and information technology.