Airlines & Airports
|January 10, 2014|
Korean Air To Code-Share Incheon-Sakhalin With Aurora Airlines
|Korean Air has announced that a code-share partnership with Aurora Airlines on the route between Incheon-Sakhalin commenced 1 January 2014. Aurora Airlines (Russian: Аврора) is a Russian Far East air carrier and a subsidiary of Aeroflot, created by merging SAT Airlines and Vladivostok Air. Aurora Airlines flies to 18 cities in 4 countries with 13 aircraft including the B737.|
Aurora Airlines' flights code-shared by Korean Air to Sakhalin are operated by a B737 aircraft, seating 110 passengers. Aurora Airlines' flights depart from Incheon International Airport on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sundays at 12:00 noon and arrive in Sakhalin at 16:45 the same day. The return flights depart from Sakhalin at 09:30, arriving Seoul Incheon at 10:50 the next day.
Alongside Korean Air's current routes between Incheon-Moscow (five flights a week) and Incheon-Vladivostok (daily), the codeshare flights to Sakhalin will provide increased convenience and choice to passengers travelling to Russia.
Codeshare is an aviation business partnership through which a flight operated by one airline is jointly marketed as a flight by one or more other airlines. The purpose of a code share is to facilitate travel for customers by allowing them to travel across the networks of multiple airlines with a single reservation, in order to reach their final destination
Korean Air currently has code share partnerships with 30 airlines worldwide, including SkyTeam partner airlines such as Delta and Air France. Korean Air will continue to expand opportunities for code share partnerships in order to provide the most convenient schedules for its passengers.
Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world's top 20 airlines and carried more than 24 million passengers in 2012. Korean Air operates in excess of 400 flights per day to 125 cities in 45 countries on six continents with a fleet of 156 aircraft including eight A380s.
With its modern airplanes and over 20,000 professional employees, Korean Air offers customers with safety, convenience and comfort. Korean air's award-winning cuisine of Korean and Western meals and state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system provide passengers ultimate satisfaction.
The airline serves six continents with more than 1,400 flights a week and is also a founding member of the Sky Team airline alliance which together with its 19 members, offers its 569 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 15,000 daily flights covering 993 destinations in 187 countries.
Korean Air introduced the double-decker A380 aircraft to its fleet in 2011 and made the interior more spacious than any other airline, with just 407 seats spread across three classes, with the top deck dedicated to 'Prestige' business class. The design also features the world's first onboard 'Duty Free Showcase' and three bars and lounges.