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  • Updated: May 28, 2023

Asiana Airlines Halts Sale Of Emergency Exit Row Seats After Passenger Incident

Asiana Airlines, a major airline in South Korea, has made the decision to suspend the sale of certain emergency exit row seats.

This is following a disturbing incident where a passenger opened an emergency exit door while the aircraft was in midair, causing panic among the passengers on board.

The incident occurred on an A321-200 plane as it approached the runway at Daegu International Airport, situated approximately 240km (150 miles) southeast of Seoul.

The plane successfully landed without any significant injuries or damage, but several passengers required hospitalization.

The incident prompted Asiana Airlines to take immediate action to prevent similar incidents in the future.

As a safety measure, Asiana Airlines announced that it would no longer offer for sale the emergency exit row seats labeled as 31A and 26A on its fleet of 14 A321-200 jets.

This decision applies to all flights, regardless of whether they are fully booked.

The objective is to minimize the risk of passengers attempting to open emergency doors from their seats.

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Quadri Adejumo
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