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Asiana Airlines at a glance

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Asiana Airlines is South Korea's second-largest airline. It has recently tried to expand its presence in the United States, and joined the Star Alliance, which is anchored in the U.S. by United Airlines.

Here's a closer look at Asiana Airlines:

Founded: 1988.

Fleet: 79 planes, including 12 777-200ERs.

Headquarters: Seoul.

Daily flights: 268.

Destinations: 23 countries, 71 cities, plus 12 cities in Korea.

Employees: 9,073 employees, including 3,321 office workers, 4,582 cabin crew and 1,170 technical and ground staff.

Sources: Asiana Airlines, Star Alliance

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