Asiana Airlines will actively support an international event hosted by the Asiana Pilots' Union (APU) to strengthen labor-management harmony for safe operation.
The APU will hold a three-day "ASAP representatives' meeting" at the Ryse Hotel in Mapo-gu, Seoul, from Oct. 21 to 23 by inviting representatives of the Association of Star Alliance Pilot (ASAP).
The "ASAP representatives' meeting" will be hosted by the Asiana Airlines pilots' union for the first time in Korea, with representatives from 26 airlines from Star Alliance attending to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation for safe operation, establish information exchange and communication systems, and improve the flight service environment.
The opening session, which took place on the first day, was attended by Asiana Airlines CEO Han Chang-soo, ASAP Chairman Brian Castile and Asiana Airlines pilots' labor union leader Kim Young-gon, who vowed mutual cooperation for safe operation.
Then, it took time to introduce Korea's national capabilities, the status of the domestic aviation industry, the development of Asiana Airlines and the role of the Asiana Airlines pilots' union for safe operation to participating pilots of each member company.
"Safety is the top priority for Asiana Airlines, and pilots are the ones who prove its core value on the ground," said Asiana Airlines CEO Han, who attended the event. "Asiana Airlines will provide support for its pilots' safety operations."
Meanwhile, APU leader Kim said, "Through this event, we have been able to strengthen our mutual cooperation system to enhance flight safety as well as information exchange among member companies. We will actively cooperate with Asiana Airlines for safe operation."