KBS2’s latest drama series, “On The Way To The Airport” (공항 가는 길), tells the story of a flight attendant named Choi Soo-ah, which is played by Kim Ha Neul (from “A Gentleman’s Dignity”). Predictable right? We know.
So here’s the unpredictable bit: Soo-ah works for AirAsia, a Malaysian airline! We don’t know how or why AirAsia got involved in the drama but we definitely did not see that coming. In the first teaser for the upcoming series, the actress can be seen wearing the iconic red uniform.
Written by Lee Sook-yeon (from “One Fine Spring Day”), “On The Way To The Airport” is a Wednesday-Thursday drama that will premiere on 21st September after “Uncontrollably Fond” ends. The story revolves around Kim Soo-Ah, an assistant purser who worked in the airline (ahem, ahem AirAsia) for 12 years, and Seo Do-Woo (played by Lee Sang Yoon), a part-time architecture instructor.
AirAsia founder Tony Fernandes also took to Facebook to share the teaser. In his caption, he wrote, “Check out Airasia in the movies. Our new KOREAN drama story . Coming out soon. ON THE WAY TO THE AIRPORT. Will be a huge boost to our brand”.
Here’s the translation for the narration between the 2 leads starting at 0:13 mark:
Doo-Woo: “Fateful meeting?”
The upcoming fall K-drama is said to be a melodrama with the “best emotions”. Many Facebook users are delighted that AirAsia will be featured in the K-drama and left many good comments in Fernandes’ post. “Oh wow! Some of d famous actor n actress. Dis is gonna b glue to my couch drama. Salang yea (means I love you in Korean) AirAsia n bravo Sir!”
“On The Way To The Airport” will be replacing KBS2’s current Wednesday – Thursday drama, “Uncontrollably Fond”, and it is slated for release at 10pm on 21st September.
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