Korea Aero Summit (KAS) 2020
March 4 - March 5
The Korea Aero Summit (KAS) is a two-day event that will serve as a platform where all stakeholders in commercial aviation can connect, network and discuss the present and the future of the Korean air travel industry. The theme of this year’s event is re-imagining the commercial aviation industry in Korea.
Driven by LCC growth, annual passenger traffic in Korea has more than doubled over the past 10 years, from 52.3 million in 2008, to 117.5 million in 2018. The number of local airlines operating scheduled services has increased from only three at the beginning of 2008, to eight currently (two FSCs and six LCCs). The network of air routes criss-crossing Korean airspace is the seventh largest in the world. According to IATA, a total of 93 airlines now closely connect Korea to 183 cities in 53 countries around the world.
Along with the growth of the aviation industry, there have been calls for the expansion of infrastructure, aircraft fleet acquisition and renewal, nurturing the MRO industry for Korean carriers, better air travel experiences, and the fostering of aviation personnel. KAS 2020 is an opportune event to discuss these trending topics and identify opportunities for business growth. It is anticipated that 30 industry thought leaders and 200 participants will join this event in Seoul.