Airlines & Airports
|June 02, 2015|
Korean Air Expands Codeshare Agreement With SkyTeam Partners Air France and Alitalia
|Korean Air has announced that the existing codeshare agreements it has with fellow SkyTeam members Air France and Alitalia will be expanded.|
As from 1st June 2015, the Air France codeshare agreement will be expanded to include two French domestic destinations and eight international destinations. The Korean Air flight code KE will be available on Air France flights to French cities Lyon and Toulouse and also Barcelona, Madrid, Geneva, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Munich, Stuttgart and Casablanca. It will also double the frequencies on its existing codeshare routes between Paris-Nice and Paris-Marseille from seven weekly to 14 weekly.
In addition, commencing June 4th, Korean Air will expand its codeshare agreement with Alitalia. Under the agreement, Korean Air will codeshare on flights newly operated by Alitalia between Rome and Incheon, doubling the frequency on the route from three a week to six. Alitalia will continue to codeshare on Korean Air operated flights between Incheon-Rome and Incheon-Milan.
Korean Air will also codeshare on Alitalia operated flights from Rome to three domestic destinations - Milan, Venice and Bologna, as well as seven international destinations - Athens, Barcelona, Madrid, Munich, Budapest, Cairo and Casablanca.
As a result of expanded codeshare agreements between SkyTeam partners, passengers are provided with seamless travel to worldwide destinations. The agreement also enables members of Korean Air's frequent flyer program, Skypass, to earn mileage on all codeshare flights.
Korean Air currently has codeshare partnerships with 33 airlines on 198 routes worldwide, including SkyTeam Partners such as Air France and Alitalia. Korean Air will continue to expand opportunities for codeshare partnerships 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 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 612 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 16,320 daily flights covering 1,052 destinations in 177 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.