To accommodate TWICE‘s incredibly busy schedule, they were given a privately-chartered jet to ferry them from back and forth between Japan and Korea.
In addition to performing at the SBS Gayo Daejun, KBS Gayo Daechukje, and MBC Gayo Daejejeon, TWICE also became the first Korean idol group in 6 years to be invited to perform at Japan’s prestigious NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen, the country’s iconic year-end song festival.
After practicing their performance of “TT” in Japan for the Kōhaku Uta Gassen, TWICE flew back to Korea to perform live at the KBS Gayo Daechukje, where they performed 5 songs! And almost immediately after that, they were flown back to Japan to prepare for their debut at Japan’s most prestigious television event.
After seeing the photos of the private jet, fans did a little research and concluded that they had chartered a Korean Air Business Jet.
Photos from Korean Air’s official website seemed to be identical to the photo TWICE had shared.
The Korean Air Boeing Business Jet offers you the freedom to work and the freedom to relax with a VIP Zone and a Business Zone. The VIP Zone is furnished with 4 bedrooms and 6 VIP seats, while the Business Zone contains 180-degree lie-flat sleeper seats. Overall, the cabin can be customized to hold either 16 or 28 seats, depending on your needs. – Korean Air
And even the private plane’s pilot confirmed how busy TWICE is. In an Instagram post, pilot Seo Ho Seung had nothing but praise for TWICE, referring to them as the busiest people from Korea.
Dropped off TWICE safely with the private chartered plane at Tokyo…hehe
I think TWICE are the busiest people in all of Korea at the end of this year.
Jeongyeon was nice and she signed my Candy Bong haha
#Jeongyeon #TWICE #CharteredPlane #CandyBong #KōhakuUtaGassen
– Seo Ho Seung (pilot)
In addition to performing at all the year-end music shows, TWICE’s success in Korea and Japan speak for themselves. TWICE recently broke the record for the most music show wins ever by a group, winning awards with “Knock Knock,” “Signal,” “Likey,” and “Heart Shaker.”
ICYMI: TWICE capped off 2017 with one last win for the year, taking 1st on Inkigayo (unaired) with "Heart Shaker" 🎉🎶🏆 Congratulations to the queens for extending their record for the most music show wins in a year to 36~ 👑😍🍭 #HeartShaker7thWin @JYPETWICE pic.twitter.com/Bqiy8ELqVw
— Koreaboo (@Koreaboo) January 1, 2018
Additionally, TWICE dominated Japan’s LINE MUSIC charts by taking 9 o the top 10 spots on the K-Pop music charts.
No wonder they’ve earned themselves a private jet!