Korean Air is gearing up for 2022 and has its sights on becoming a top 10 airline with the completed acquisition of Asiana Airlines.
Walter Cho, Chairman and CEO of Korean Air, showed his appreciation to his entire team in his New Year’s address, noting that 2022 will be a ‘crucial year’ in preparation for the airline’s post-pandemic era.
“It was during this most difficult time that we have achieved so much. These remarkable achievements would not have been possible without you. You are the backbone of Korean Air’s past and future successes,” shared Cho’s message, which was posted on the company’s internal site for employees on 3 January.
Cho remained optimistic in the resumption of travel demand despite new variants, urging staff to continue delivering impeccable safety and service excellence. He also highlighted the significance of the ongoing merger with Asiana Airlines.
“Upon completion of the acquisition, Korean Air will emerge as a top 10 global airline. This merger and acquisition is not simply the combination of two airlines; it’s a combination of two cultures that will be stronger together. It will reform the Korean aviation industry, and allow us to write a new history,” Cho stated.