|Frequent-flyer program||Oriental Airways Club|
177 (mainline only) |
85 (mainline only) |
|Company slogan||The World at your doorstep.|
|Parent company||Oriental Okataian Holdings|
|Revenue||US$ 35.755 billion (2010)|
|Operating income||US$ 4.217 billion (2010)|
|Net income||US$ 602 million (2010)|
|Total assets||US$ 52.188 billion (2010)|
|Total equity||US$ 897 million (2010)|
Oriental Airways Co., Ltd. (오리엔탈 항공), operating as Oriental Airways, is the largest airline and flag carrier of Oka based on fleet size, international destinations and international flights. The airline's global headquarters are located in Oka City. The Airline was founded as the Okataian National Airlines (ONA) in 1946. After several years of service and expansion, the airline was fully privatized in 1969.
Oriental Airways's international passenger division and related subsidiary cargo division together serve 127 cities in 44 countries, while its domestic division serves 12 destinations. It is among the top 20 airlines in the world in terms of passengers carried and is also the top-ranked international cargo airline. Oka City International Airport serves as Oriental Airways's international hub. Oriental Airways also maintains a satellite headquarters campus at Renagawa. The majority of Oriental Airway's pilots, ground staff, and flight attendants are based in Oka City.
Oriental Airways was founded by the Okataian government in 1962 as Oriental Airways to replace Okataian National Airlines, which was founded in 1946. On 1 March 1962, Oriental Okataian Holdings took control of the airline. Long-haul freight operations were introduced on 26 April 1971, followed by passenger services to Los Angeles International Airport on 19 April 1972.
International flights to Hong Kong, Taiwan and Los Angeles were flown with Boeing 707s until the introduction of the Boeing 747 in 1973. In 1973, the airline introduced Boeing 747s on its Pacific routes and started a European service to Paris, France using the 707 and then McDonnell Douglas DC-10. In 1975, the airline became one of the earliest Asian airlines to operate Airbus aircraft with the purchase of three Airbus A300s, which were put into immediate service on Asian routes. Since Okataian aircraft were prohibited from flying in Soviet Union and North Korea airspace at the time, the European routes had to be designed eastbound, such as Oka City-Anchorage-Paris.
Oriental Airways main global headquarters campus, the Oriental Airways Operations Center (대한항공 빌딩), is located in the Oishi District in Oka City. Oriental Airways also maintains a domestic office campus at Renagawa International Airport. The maintenance facilities are located in Tengoku International Airport.
The airline had approximately 20,540 employees as of December 2014.
- Koun Air - Opened in 1990.
- Oriental Express - Handles small domestic flights in Taiwan, Oka, Teiko, Nakama.
- Oriental Airways Holding Group - A conglomerate of companies, mainly contracting under Oriental Airways.
- Oriental Airways Prenium Jet - A charter jet program
Defunct airline brands owned by Oriental Airways
- Koosei Jet Airways - Based in Tengoku the airline was bought by Ryuchoo Airlines after it filed bankruptcy in 1998. The airline is currently re-branded and flies flights from Shiwan Intenational Airport
Traditionally Oriental Airways fuselage were in a distinct yellow with a dark blue line, former CEO Naoto Ota was fired for being unable to address the airlines identity problems in which it was criticized for being unfashionable.
In 2016 Sato Anmo became the new Chief Executive of Oriental Airways, his main goals were to rehaul the company's image by focusing on a glocal concet and completely redesigned the livery and advertising schemes. The traditionnal yellow body was ditched in favor of a more contemporary design. The current fuselage design is by german designer Otto Denzlingen.
In 2016 Dior designed new uniforms for the airline staff emphasizing on a globally local aesthetic mixing classic dressing with Okataian Shimpo dresses and cotton weaving
As of September 2017, the Oriental Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft
|Airbus A321neo||—||30||TBA||Order includes A321LR|
Delivery will begins from 2019 to 2025.
|Airbus A330-200||8||—||6||24||188||218||One in a special livery|
|Boeing 737-800||17||—||—||12||126||138||Two in Horizons livery|
|Boeing 737 MAX 8||—||30||TBA||30 purchase rights; deliveries from 2017.|
|Boeing 747-400||3||—||12||45||306||363||To be phased out by early 2018.|
|Boeing 747-8||10||—||6||48||314||368||Deliveries from August 2015.|
|Boeing 777-300ER||22||8||8||42||227||277||One in Sakura Blossom livery|
|Boeing 787-8||1||—||TBA||Will be used as a Government VIP jet|
|Boeing 787-9||4||6||6||18||245||269||Deliveries: 5 in 2017+ 5 in 2019.|
|Bombardier CS300||—||10||TBA||Order with 10 options and 10 purchase rights. Delivery will start from 2017.|
|Oriental Airways Air Cargo fleet|
|Boeing 747-400ERF||5||—||Cargo||Three are currently stored|
|Boeing 747-400F||6||—||Cargo||Five are currently stored.|
|Oriental Airways Executive fleet|
|Boeing BBJ1||2||—||16-28||Used for business charter services.|
|Bombardier Global Express|Bombardier Global Express XRS||2||—||13||Used for business charter services.|
|Eurocopter EC135||5||—||5||Used for air ambulance services|
|Gulfstream G-IV||1||—||8-12||Used for company executive transport services.|
|Gulfstream G650ER||1||—||12||Used for business charter services.|
|Sikorsky S-76+||1||—||6||Used for business charter services.|