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26 мая, 11:32

Бизнес-класс против эконома: где лететь вкуснее?

Авиабилет в бизнес-класс, как правило, стоит в два с лишним раза больше билета в эконом-класс. Но стоят ли полученные удобства этих денег? Правда ли полет в бизнес-классе будет, как минимум, вдвое комфортнее и приятнее? Это можно проверить, к примеру, сравнив меню бизнес-класса и эконом-класса у разных авиакомпаний. Посмотрите, чем кормят пассажиров разных классов и решите: стоят ли фарфоровые тарелки и улучшенное меню разницы в цене?

17 мая, 12:00

North Korea: The Military Options

What would a strike actually entail?

30 апреля, 07:46

China urges all sides in North Korea standoff to 'stop irritating' one another

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Wednesday urged all parties in the Korean standoff to stay calm and "stop irritating each other," a day after North Korea said the United States was pushing the region to the brink of nuclear war.

30 апреля, 07:46

China urges all sides in North Korea standoff to 'stop irritating' one another

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Wednesday urged all parties in the Korean standoff to stay calm and "stop irritating each other," a day after North Korea said the United States was pushing the region to the brink of nuclear war.

22 апреля, 15:37

Should the World Fear North Korea's Air Force?

Dave Majumdar Security, Asia The simple answer is no.  The Korean People's Army Air Force is perhaps the least threatening branch of Pyongyang’s military forces. However, while technologically backwards and often lacking the level of proficiency of Western air forces (with pilots often receiving fewer than 20 annual flight hours), the KPAAF does have a few strong points. As with many North Korean facilities, most KPAAF air bases are hardened to withstand air attacks and the country has a large number of aircraft available. “The North Korean Air Force (NKAF), a fleet of more than 1,300 aircraft that are primarily legacy Soviet models, is primarily responsible for defending North Korean air space,” reads a Pentagon report to the Congress on the state of North Korea’s military in 2015. “Its other missions include SOF insertion, transportation and logistics support, reconnaissance, and tactical air support for KPA [Korean People’s Army] ground forces. However, because of the technological inferiority of most of its aircraft fleet and rigid air defense command and control structure, much of North Korea’s air defense is provided by surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) and antiaircraft artillery (AAA).” The North Koreans have only a handful of modern aircraft—the most capable of which are Pyongyang’s fleet of 35 or so Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrums. Other relatively modern planes in Pyongyang’s inventory include 56 MiG-23 Floggers and 34 Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot close air support aircraft. However, the overwhelming majority of Pyongyang’s arsenal is made up of 1950s and 1960s vintage machines. “The NKAF’s most capable combat aircraft are its MiG-29s, procured from the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, its MiG-23, and its SU-25 ground-attack aircraft,” the Pentagon report reads.  “However, the majority of its aircraft are less capable MiG-15s, MiG-17s, MiG-19s (F-6), and MiG-21s.” Read full article

20 апреля, 19:01

NK response to US hard line: a ‘super-mighty’ strike warning

NORTH Korea is warning the United States of a “super-mighty preemptive strike” after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US was looking at ways to bring pressure to bear on the nation over its

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20 апреля, 16:43

Korean Air возобновляет полеты в Иркутск

Korean Air, крупнейшая авиакомпания Южной Кореи, возобновляет регулярные рейсы между Иркутском и Сеулом с 24 апреля 2017 года

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17 апреля, 16:59

US, South Korea Hold Massive Combat Drill After North Korea Attempts Another Missile Launch

Ryan Pickrell Security, Asia What will Kim do?  The U.S. and South Korea deployed numerous air assets for a massive air combat drill one day after North Korea’s latest ballistic provocation, the U.S. military reports. Around 1,000 U.S. airmen and fighter jets will train alongside the South Korean Air Force in the two-week Max Thunder exercise, one of the largest military flying exercises held in South Korea, U.S. Pacific Command revealed. The joint combat exercises began Monday and will last until the end of April. (This first appeared in The Daily Caller here.) North Korea rolled out a collection of new missiles over the weekend, including several intercontinental ballistic missile models. The North also attempted to launch a ballistic missile, but it exploded shortly after launch, with White House officials calling North Korea’s latest provocation a “fizzle.” The joint military drills will involve American F-16s from the 7th Air Force, AV-8Bs from the 12th Marine Aircraft Group, and EA-18Gs from Electronic Attack Squadron 132. South Korea will deploy 500 personnel, a number of F-15K, F-16, F-5E, and F-4E fighter jets, and a few other Air Force aircraft. “This exercise will rigorously test our aerial combat capability and highlights the ironclad commitment between the U.S. and (South Korea), and the multifaceted capabilities we possess in this theater,” Lt. Gen. Thomas W. Bergeson, the 7th Air Force commander, said in a statement. The joint military drills are being held at Kunsan Air Base. Read full article

16 апреля, 05:01

Russia's Su-15 Fighter Made History in One Very Tragic Way

Michael Peck Security, Asia Taking down a civilian jet liner. Dubbing the Soviet Sukhoi-15 interceptor the “Boeing Killer” should have been a compliment. The name evokes an image of a little fighter jet taking on America’s giant Boeing B-52 bomber. But actually, the name “Boeing Killer” refers to a rather dubious accomplishment of the Su-15: shooting down two Boeing civilian airliners, including Korean Air Lines Flight 007 in 1983. It’s the title of the 2015 book Sukhoi Su-15: The Boeing Killer by Yefim Gordon, perhaps the most prolific historian of Soviet military aircraft. The Su-15, NATO code name “Flagon,” began life in the early 1960s, when the Sukhoi design bureau was in trouble. The engines of its single-engine Su-9 “Fishpot” and Su-11 “Fishpot-C” air-defense interceptors had proven unreliable. The Soviet air defense command (PVO) wanted twin-engined interceptors such as the Yakovlev-28 “Firebar"and Tupolev-128 “Fiddler,” which were thought to be more reliable. At the same time, the United States was deploying the high-altitude B-52 Stratofortress and the (never-built) Mach 3 B-70 Valkyrie. Sukhoi proposed a twin-engined Mach-2 interceptor armed with better radar and two AA-3 “Anab” air-to-air guided missiles. Like many Soviet interceptors, the Flagon was a something of a manned missile, with ground control expected to guide the aircraft close enough to the target to use its onboard radar and missiles. The Soviets feared they would face both slow, high-flying bombers, which interceptors could attack from behind, and fast Mach 2 bombers (like the U.S. B-58 Hustler), according to Gordon’s book. “Without a significant advantage in speed the interceptor stood no chance of destroying such targets in pursuit mode; hence high-speed targets were to be intercepted in head-on mode, and both tactics would be used against slower aircraft.” For high-flying targets above the Su-15’s maximum ceiling of sixty thousand feet, the interceptor ascend into a zoom climb and then fire missiles from below. Read full article

15 апреля, 04:32

If Donald Trump Attacks North Korea: Beware of Kim's Air Defense Systems

Dave Majumdar Security, Asia If the Trump Administration chooses to intervene in North Korea, the White House may discover that Pyongyang is a more formidable adversary than many might expect. If the Trump Administration chooses to intervene in North Korea, the White House may discover that Pyongyang is a more formidable adversary than many might expect. Aside from the reclusive regime’s nuclear weapons, Kim Jong-un’s hermit kingdom boasts air defenses that are more advanced than many might realize. Moreover, Pyongyang has also taken steps to increase its resilience against any aerial onslaught that that United States might launch in the event of war. The so-called Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has not forgotten the lessons of the Korean War–which technically has not yet ended. “Between 1950 and 1953, the U.S. Air Force and Navy flattened North Korea, so the NORKS have had 65 years to think about how to make sure that does not happen again and dig lots of bomb proof shelters and tunnels,” retired Rear Adm. Mike McDevitt, a senior fellow at the Center for Naval Analyses, told The National Interest. But aside from hardening its facilities, Pyongyang fields more advanced air defenses than one might assume. While the overwhelming majority of North Korean air defenses are older Soviet systems, Pyongyang does field some surprisingly capable indigenous weapons. “They have a mix of old Soviet SAMs [surface-to-air missiles], including the S-75, S-125, S-200 and Kvadrat, which are likely in more or less good condition,” Vasily Kashin, a senior fellow at the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies at Moscow’s Higher School of Economics told The National Interest. “They used to produce the S-75 themselves—and those could have received some significant upgrades. In addition to them, since early the 2010s they are fielding an indigenous modern SAM system which is called KN-06 by South Korea and the U.S.” It is not clear how many KN-06 SAM batteries Pyongyang has built, but the North Korean weapon is a surprisingly capable system that is similar to early model versions of the Russian-built S-300. “No one knows exactly how many such systems exist,” Kashin said. “The KN-06 has phased array radar and tracks via missile guidance system and maybe equivalent to the early S-300P versions but with greater range.” Read full article

29 марта, 17:10

Stock Market News for March 29, 2017

Benchmarks finished in the green on Tuesday after consumer confidence surged to its highest level in more than sixteen years

29 марта, 16:42

Delta Air Lines Strengthens Relationship with Korean Air

In a bid to expand its presence in Asia, Delta (DAL) strengthened its ties with Korean Air.

29 марта, 15:37

Delta Air Lines и Korean Air Lines заключили соглашение о создании совместного бизнеса

Авиакомпании Delta Air Lines иKorean Air Lines заключили соглашение о создании совместного бизнеса по организации полетов в Тихоокеанском регионе с целью повышения интереса у клиентов в условиях усиления конкуренции путем предложениям им новых опций. Так, компании подписали протокол о намерениях, расширяющий уже существующее сотредничество, с целью координирования расписания полетов совместного предприятия, которое будет обслуживать более 370 направлений в Азии, Северной и Южной Америке. Следует отметить, что в настоящее время авиакомпании по всему миру расширяют партнерство между собой на фоне ужесточения условий конкуренции, в частности, накануне American Airlines Group приобрела долю в China Southern Airlines.

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29 марта, 12:22

Delta Air Lines и Korean Air Lines заключили соглашение о создании совместного бизнеса

Авиакомпании Delta Air Lines иKorean Air Lines заключили соглашение о создании совместного бизнеса по организации полетов в Тихоокеанском регионе с целью повышения интереса у клиентов в условиях усиления конкуренции путем предложениям им новых опций. Так, компании подписали протокол о намерениях, расширяющий уже существующее сотредничество, с целью координирования расписания полетов совместного предприятия, которое будет обслуживать более 370 направлений в Азии, Северной и Южной Америке. Следует отметить, что в настоящее время авиакомпании по всему миру расширяют партнерство между собой на фоне ужесточения условий конкуренции, в частности, накануне American Airlines Group приобрела долю в China Southern Airlines.

21 марта, 09:27

Топ-10 лучших аэропортов мира в 2017 году

Ведущий портал, посвященный путешествиям по воздуху, Skytrax опубликовал результаты своего ежегодного исследования World Airport Awards. По результатам исследования был составлен рейтинг аэропортов, на основе опроса почти 14 млн путешественников.

21 марта, 09:27

Топ-10 лучших аэропортов мира в 2017 году

Ведущий портал, посвященный путешествиям по воздуху, Skytrax опубликовал результаты своего ежегодного исследования World Airport Awards. По результатам исследования был составлен рейтинг аэропортов на основе опроса почти 14 млн путешественников.

14 марта, 14:12

Фондовые рынки АТР изменились слабо во вторник в ожидании заседаний ФРС и Банка Японии

Фондовые индексы Азиатско-Тихоокеанского региона (АТР) изменились незначительно и разнонаправленно во вторник в ожидании заседаний Банка Японии, а также Федеральной резервной системы (ФРС).

14 марта, 10:32

Фондовые рынки АТР колеблются разнонаправленно, трейдеры ждут заседаний ФРС и Банка Японии

Фондовые индексы Азиатско-Тихоокеанского региона (АТР) изменяются незначительно и разнонаправленно во вторник в ожидании заседаний Банка Японии, а также Федеральной резервной системы (ФРС).

03 марта, 10:14

Дешевеющие товары уронили рынки Азии

Резкое снижение цен на сырьевые товары и распродажи казначейских облигаций США оказали давление на настроения инвесторов, вызвав снижение рынков Азиатско-Тихоокеанского региона утром в пятницу.