Airlines & Airports
|March 20, 2015|
Korean Air and Aerolineas Argentinas' First Codeshare Flights Link Seoul and Buenos Aires
|Korean Air, the flag carrier of South Korea, has announced a new codeshare agreement with Aerolíneas Argentinas on the Seoul -- New York -- Buenos Aires and Seoul -- São Paulo -- Buenos Aires routes. The new codeshare on the route via New York will commence on 25th March 2015 and the route via São Paulo will take effect after April upon obtaining regulatory approval, offering greater convenience and choice to passengers.|
A codeshare is an aviation business partnership through which a flight operated by one airline, is jointly marketed by one or more other airlines. The purpose of a code share is to make air travel easier, by allowing travelers to travel across the networks of multiple airlines with a single reservation, in order to reach their final destination.
Alongside the current Korean Air's routes between Seoul -- New York and Seoul -- São Paulo, the codeshare flights to Buenos Aires will provide greater convenience and choice to passengers of both airlines travelling to and from Argentina.
Aerolíneas Argentinas, a member of SkyTeam, is Argentina's largest airline flying to 60 airports in 15 countries with 70 aircraft. The codeshare on Seoul -- Buenos Aires route is Aerolíneas Argentinas' first codeshare partnership with an airline in Asia.
Korean Air currently has code share partnerships with 29 airlines on 189 routes worldwide, including Air France, AeroMéxico and China Southern Airlines. Korean Air will continue to expand opportunities for codeshare partnerships to provide the most convenient schedules for its passengers.
Aerolíneas Argentinas has implemented 6 codeshare agreements with different airlines, including Air France, KLM and Air Europa, and will continue to add new partnerships along the year, bringing more connectivity alternatives to its passengers and seamless travel options.
Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world's top 20 airlines and carried more than 23 million passengers in 2014. Korean Air operates in excess of 430 flights per day to 126 cities in 45 countries on six continents with a fleet of 155 aircrafts including ten 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 is 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 bar lounges.
Founded in 1950, Aerolíneas Argentinas is one of the leading South American carriers. From its home bases in Aeroparque Jorge Newbery and Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires, Aerolíneas Argentinas flies to 24 international destinations in the Americas and Europe, covering a route network across 15 countries.
Along with Austral Líneas Aéreas, Aerolíneas operates flights to 36 destinations in Argentina, flying to more cities in the Argentine territory than any other airline. Aerolíneas provides dynamic links between Argentina and the region through its relaunched hub in Aeroparque Jorge Newbery city airport. Aerolíneas operates 22 routes linking an increasing number of cities in Argentina without having to connect flights in Buenos Aires.
In 2014, Aerolíneas carried more than 9.5 million passengers, an all-time record for the company, standing among the top two airlines with more intra South America passenger traffic.
The Aerolíneas group is carrying out an ambitious fleet renewal program. The fleet is composed of a total of 70 aircraft, including Airbus 330 / 340, Boeing 737-700 / 800 and Embraer 190 jets.
The Aerolíneas group is also committed to develop and achieve the highest level of safety and quality operations performance. Both Aerolíneas Argentinas and Austral were certified under the IOSA registry originally in 2007, renewing their registrations successfully for the third time.
The airline is member of the SkyTeam global alliance since September 2012.