T’way Air (티웨이항공,Tiway hanggong) is an airline based in Seoul, South Korea. The airline was originally established in 2004 as Hansung Airlines. One Year Later, Hansung Airlines received its AOC and approval from the government to start domestic air services. The first commercial flight from Cheongju airport to Jeju International Airport took place on August 31, 2005. On December 19, 2005, Hansung airlines suspended all services due to budgetary constraints. On February 15, 2006, flights could be resumed, and the airlines operated flights until October 2008 when the operations were again shut down, which lasted nearly two years.
The airline was formally relaunched on August 8, 2010 under the changed name T’way Air when Shinbo Investment Corporation took over the controlling stake of the troubled airline. The first flight between Gimpo and Jeju took place on September 15, 2010, five days after T’way took delivery of its first brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft. T’way has since showed impressive business performance. T’way will take delivery of three more Boeing 737-800 aircraft in 2011 to increase its fleet to five from the current two of Boeing 737-800 aircraft, each of which provides space for 189 passengers in an all-economy class cabin layout.
The letter “T” stands for tomorrow, and together, meaning that the carrier will serve passengers at all times in close cooperation with them. The carrier will focus on stabilizing the operations and offer domestic flights and later on in 2011 plan to offer international flights to nearby cities in Japan and China. Bangkok is planned to be served with daily flight starting from October 14, 2011. www.twayair.com