Air Premia plans to launch low-cost operations by end of 2019, flying medium and long-haul routes routes out of South Korea. The carrier, which was established in July 2017, is currently preparing to apply for its air transport license, as well as finalizing its route network and seeking investors.

The start-up airline is looking at the A330neo or B787-9 as its sole aircraft type, which will fly to the Americas, Asia and Europe. Routes under consideration include Singapore, Saigon, San Francisco, Munich, and San Jose, California.

Founder of the airline is ex-Jeju Air president, Kim Jong Chul.