Airlines & Airports
|April 23, 2014|
Korean Air Plays A Major Role In 2015-2016 France-Korea Year
|Korean Air Yang Ho Cho, Chairman and CEO of Korean Air attended the first meeting, on 16th April, of the joint organizing commission for the France-Korea Year taking place during 2015/16.|
Henri Loyrette, former president and general director of the Louvre Museum attended the meeting alongside Mr. Yang Ho Cho, together with participants from government ministries with connections to the planned celebration for a successful 2015-2016 France-Korea Year
The attendees discussed and shared opinions on not only the general agenda, such as management, logo and promotional plans but also project plans for various sectors including art, public diplomacy, economy and education.
The France-Korea Year will take place in France from September 2015 to July 2016, before continuing in Korea from March to December 2016. During the year both countries will hold a wide range of events in the various sectors.
Mr. Cho has held the role of chairman of the Korea-France top managers' club since 2000, promoting activities to boost and cement the relationship between the two countries. His efforts have been recognized and are highly appreciated by both governments. Cho Yang-ho has headed a joint organizing commission in Korea since 2013 and plans to hold this post until the France-Korea Year events conclude in 2016. His commitment is to maximize all efforts to enhance the Franco-Korean relationship through a successful France-Korea Year.
Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world's top 20 airlines and carried more than 23 million passengers in 2013. Korean Air operates in excess of 200 flights per day to 125 cities in 45 countries on six continents with a fleet of 156 aircraft including eight A380s.
With its modern aircraft and over 20,000 professional employees, Korean Air offers customers safety, convenience and comfort. Korean Air's award-winning offerings of Korean and Western meals and state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system provide passengers with a memorable inflight experience.
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 20 members, offers its 569 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 15,000 daily flights covering 1,064 destinations in 178 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.