Published: Tue, April 24, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

Police probe Korean Air chairman's wife over abuse

Police probe Korean Air chairman's wife over abuse

She was accused of throwing water in the face of an advertising executive during a business meeting.

Photo Cho Hyun-min, executive Director of Korean Air, at a news briefing in Incheon, South Korea, last year.

The controlling family of South Korea's largest air carrier found itself under heavy criticism on Monday (April 23) amid the emergence of fresh allegations of misconduct and another search and seizure operation - this time at its headquarters - despite a public apology made by the father of the two troubled heiresses a day earlier.

She was a Korean Air vice president at the time and was sitting in first class aboard a Korean Air flight bound for Seoul when she was given macadamia nuts in an unopened package rather than on a plate, as per the airline's rules, The Washington Post reported.

The police and customs investigators raided the offices and homes of the Cho family this month to collect evidence.

South Korea's corporate watchdog is investigating unfair business practices at Korean Air Lines Co., whose founding family members are under fire for abusing employees and contractors, industry sources said Tuesday.

"We have launched a preliminary probe into suspicions that Lee. assaulted and verbally abused multiple people", Yonhap news agency quoted an unidentified police official as saying.

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Korean Air whistle-blowers have also accused the Cho family of illegally bringing in luxury items from overseas, disguising them as company goods to avoid tariffs and to save transport expenses.

However, she was appointed president of Korean Air's hotel affiliate, KAL Hotel Network in March.

The chairman of Korean Air has appointed a vice chairman from outside his family to run the airline following the resignation of his two daughters.

The elder sister Cho Hyun-ah made global headlines in 2014 for a so-called "nut rage" incident, in which she after forced a plane to return to the gate and forced an employee to kneel and beg for forgiveness, over how macademia nuts were served.

The company also plans to expand its Asia-Pacific routes in a joint venture with Delta Airlines by the end of this year.

He said they would be immediately removed from management.

The NPS holds 12.6 per cent while foreign investors hold 17 per cent stake in Korean Air, which is valued at 3.1 trillion won (S$3.8 billion).

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