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Korean Air to expand code-share with LAN on more routes

Korean Air to expand code-share with LAN on more routes

Seoul (October 21, 2014) – Korean Air, the flag carrier of South Korea, has announced a new codeshare agreement with LAN Peru, offering travellers a convenient connection to Lima and linking Lima with more destinations worldwide.

The two airlines have obtained regulatory approval to codeshare on Seoul-Los Angeles-Lima route commencing 21 October 2014; this is an update on the original 2005 codeshare agreement of Seoul-Los Angeles-Santiago.

The new agreement will allow Korean Air passengers to connect at Los Angeles onto LAN Peru flights to Lima. LAN Peru passengers will be able to travel on Korean Air between Los Angeles and Seoul, Korea.

The LAN Peru flights operate daily between the two cities. The flights from Los Angeles depart at 00:15, arriving Lima at 10:55 the same day. Conversely, departing flights from Lima leave at 12:40 to arrive in Los Angeles at 19:20.

Among Korean Air’s two to three flights to Los Angeles a day, the codeshare flight for connections to Lima departs from Seoul’s Incheon International Airport at 20:00 and arrives in Los Angeles at 15:10 the same day. The return flights depart from Los Angeles at 23:30 to arrive in Incheon International Airport at 04:40 two days later because of the time difference (South Korea is 16 hours ahead of Los Angeles)

The free sale codeshare agreement between Korean Air and LAN Peru allows both airlines to sell seats on each other´s flights and thereby enhancing passengers’ travel convenience. Travelers will also benefit from single check-in for codeshare flights.

Korean Air currently has codeshare partnerships with 29 airlines on 186 routes worldwide, including SkyTeam partner airlines such as Delta and Air France. Korean Air will continue to expand opportunities for codeshare 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 23 million passengers in 2013. Korean Air operates in excess of 430 flights per day to 125 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 bars and lounges.

More on Korean Air’s programs, routes, frequencies and partners is available at www.koreanair.com.

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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 156 aircraft including eight A380s.

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