There were four pilots on the Asiana Airlines craft, rotating in two-person shifts during the 10 hour-plus flight.
One of the pilots was Lee Jeong-min, a veteran with "long experience", according to a senior Asiana official.
Lee, in his late 40s, has 12,387 hours of flying experience, including 3,220 hours on the Boeing 777, according to the Transport Ministry in Seoul.
A second pilot on board the aircraft, Lee Kang-kook, has 9,793 hours flying experience and 43 hours on the 777.
More top news
Pictures of the Prime Minister in a face mask feature on many front pages.
The unrest has mushroomed into an expression of wider frustration with the president’s hard-line rule.
The airline had previously announced cuts but did not provide specific numbers.