SEOUL, South Korea (December 1, 2014) – Heading from the winter cold to Australia or an exotic beach in the southern hemisphere, and don’t want to lug your bulky, winter coat along? Korean Air will provide a free coat storage service for its passengers leaving Korea and travelling to warmer countries on its network, such as Thailand, Hawaii and Australia.
The service is available for international departures from Seoul’s Incheon Airport and additionally this year Korean Air will expand the service to also include Gimhae Airport in Pusan, where many flights to Southeast Asia operate.
The service will be provided between 1st December ~ 28th February 2015 and during this period, Korean Air passengers can travel light by storing their winter coats for free, at either airport, collecting them upon their return.
Korean Air provides a specialized, secure and reliable commissioned service, with the coats hung on sturdy hangers and covered during storage.
To store coats, passengers at Incheon International Airport simply show their boarding pass at the Hanjin Express counter located in Area A of the passenger terminal on the third floor of the airport. On their return they just need to show the storage receipt at the same counter to retrieve their coat. The coat storage service is available 24 hours, every day. A passenger can store one coat for five days for free. After that free period, a surcharge of KRW 2,500 per day will apply.
For passengers travelling from Busan, the service is available on the second floor of the international terminal at Gimhae International Airport, between 5:40am ~ 9:30pm every day. After that free period, a surcharge of KRW 500 per day will apply.
Korean Air introduced the coat storage service in 2005 and it has become increasingly popular. The airline expects more than 300 passengers a day, traveling to a warm-weather destination, such as those in Southeast Asia, Hawaii and Australia, to use the service.
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 bar lounges.
More on Korean Air’s programs, routes, frequencies and partners is available at www.koreanair.com.