SEOUL (REUTERS) – Korean Air Lines said on Sunday (March 31) that it has stopped serving peanuts as snacks to customers in response to a recent incident when two teenage brothers are unable to board a flight of a peanut allergy.
The brothers' parents said in media reports earlier this month that they were removed from a flight because of the South Korean airline was unwilling to accommodate serious peanut allergy.
The brothers were traveling from Atlanta to the Philippines but were stranded in Seoul after Korean Air did not agree to request serving stop peanuts around the teens because the older brother has suffered severe peanut allergy, media outlets including USA Today and Good Morning America reported. with nuts in recent years, with its image added by the infamous "nut rage" scandal of 201
Chief executive Cho Yang-ho's eldest daughter Heather Cho Hyun-ah made headlines when she lost her temper about the way she was served nuts in first class and ordered the Korean air plane to return to his gate at a New York airport.
The carrier's shareholders removed the elderly Cho from its board in a landmark vote last Wednesday over scandals vote from the nut rage case. He became the first founding family member of any South Korean corporate to be forced off a board.
Korean air will remove food that contains peanuts from in-flight meals in several weeks, the company said in a statement.
"The decision to stop peanut products and peanut ingredients is the minimum safety measure for peanut-allergic passengers," it said.