SEOUL, Korea (19FEB) – Korean Air has announced a code-share agreement with Air Tahiti Nui, on the Seoul-Papeete (via Tokyo) route, commencing 1 March 2014. The codeshare on the flights to Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, located on the island of Tahiti, will provide increased convenience and choice to Korean Air’s passengers travelling to Tahiti.
Among Korean Air’s five daily flights to Tokyo Narita Airport, the most convenient flight for connections to Papeete departs from Seoul’s Incheon International Airport at 10:10 and arrives in Narita at 12:30 the same day. Air Tahiti Nui’s flight, operated by an A340-300 seating 294 passengers, departs from Narita on Monday and Saturday at 17:55 and arrives in Papeete at 10:05 the same day. The return flights will depart from Papeete on Friday and Sunday at 08:10, arriving in Narita at 15:25 the following day. Korean Air’s flight departs from Narita at 17:00 and arrives in Incheon International Airport at 19:50.
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 code share is to facilitate travel for travelers, 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 32 airlines on 184 routes 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.
About Korean Air
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 200 flights per day to 125 cities in 45 countries on six continents with a fleet of 155 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 19 members, offers its 569 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 15,000 daily flights covering 993 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.
More on Korean Air’s programs, routes, frequencies and partners is available at www.koreanair.com.
About Air Tahiti Nui
Air Tahiti Nui links the South Pacific with four continents as the leading carrier to and from French Polynesia, with daily non-stop service to Tahiti from Los Angeles, and is one of only two airlines to offer a selection of non-stop flights connecting Los Angeles and Paris with Tahiti. Air Tahiti Nui has been selected as one of the “World’s Best” international airlines by readers of Travel + Leisure in 2011, 2010 and 2008 and as Best Airline in the South Pacific, 2011 by readers of Global Traveller. The airline has headquarters in Papeete and operates from Faa’a International Airport on the island of Tahiti. Air Tahiti Nui was founded in 1996 and commenced flight operations in 1998. Air Tahiti Nui is an IATA member and satisfies the highest safety requirements with its IOSA certification. In 2013, a full cabin upgrade, while lowering fuel usage and surcharges, has entered service.