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Korean Air to Strengthen its Fleet by Adding Eco-Friendly A330-300

Korean Air to Strengthen its Fleet by Adding Eco-Friendly A330-300

SEOUL, Korea (March 29, 2015) – Korean Air, the flagship carrier of South Korea, is strengthening its global service by introducing a fuel efficient cutting edge aircraft. Starting April 2, Korean Air will introduce its brand new A330-300 aircraft, one of the main Airbus model aircraft, on its South East Asia routes.

The newly introduced A330-300 aircraft will join the fleet serving on Korean Air’s routes to Sydney, Brisbane, Singapore as well as other routes in South East Asia and Oceania. The A330-300 is an eco-friendly aircraft with a cruising speed of 879km/h, maximum flying distance of 9,450km and maximum flying time of 11 hours.

Korean Air currently operates eighteenA330-300s and is planning to introduce three more aircraft by the end of the year. The three new A330-300s will be equipped with a revamped prestige class, called ‘Prestige Suites’, which takes inflight style and comfort to a next level.

‘Prestige Suites’ are equipped with privacy panels installed between seats, with those in aisle seats able to rise higher for increased privacy. Each seat is also equipped with an ottoman, a cushioned stool where passengers can rest their feet. In general, Ottomans are more often to be seen only in the first class cabins of other airlines.

In addition, passengers in all classes can enjoy the new Audio and Video on Demand (AVOD) system, offering in-flight entertainment with improved convenience and faster processing speed. The plane is also equipped with mood lights and LED personal reading lamps to ensure a comfortable and pleasant experience for all passengers onboard.

Meanwhile, Korean Air will introduce nineteen additional next-generation aircraft to its fleet in 2015. There will be seventeen passenger aircraft including four B747-8is, six B777-300ERs, three A330-300s and four B737-800s; and two cargo aircraft including one B747-8F and one B777F.

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 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 aircraft 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 cuisine 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 bars and lounges.

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

Korean Air Inks Sponsorship Extension with Russia’s State Hermitage Museum

Korean Air Inks Sponsorship Extension with Russia’s State Hermitage Museum

SEOUL, Korea (March 22, 2015) – Korean Air and the State Hermitage Museum in Russia hosted a sponsorship extension ceremony at the Museum’s Hermitage State Assembly Hall on March 20. Present at the ceremony were Mr. Sung Hoi Song, Regional Director for Korean Air’s CIS region, and Mr. Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage Museum.

The sponsorship deal is an extension to the existing 2009 agreement between the two parties striving to improve visitor experience.

Through 6-year sponsorship extension, Korean Air will support operation of the museum such as production of guide maps and posters for special exhibitions and audio guides will continue to be available in Korean language for self-guided Korean visitors.

The State Hermitage Museum is one of the largest and most renowned museums in the world, with over 2.9 million exhibition items including ‘Madonna Litta’ attributed to Leonard da Vinci, ‘Woman Holding a Fruit’ by Paul Gauguin and masterpieces by Renoir, Monet and Van Gogh.

As a leading global carrier, Korean Air is committed to partnering with the world’s most prestigious museums such as the British Museums, Louvre Museum and Musee D’Orsay by sponsoring Korean language services at the museums. Korean Air will continue to take an active role developing and contributing to global cultural understanding.

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 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 aircraft 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 SkyTeam 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.

Korean Air and Aerolineas Argentinas’ first codeshare flights link Seoul and Buenos Aires

Korean Air and Aerolineas Argentinas’ first codeshare flights link Seoul and Buenos Aires

SEOUL, South Korea (March 19, 2015) – 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.

Route Operating Marketing STD STA Operation

Seoul→New York

KE0081 AR7861 10:05 11:00 Daily
New York

→Buenos Aires (EZE)

AR1301 KE6332 16:10 04:05+1 Daily
Buenos Aires (EZE)

→New York

AR1300 KE6331 23:00 09:05+1 Daily
New York→Seoul KE0082 AR7860 13:00 16:25+1

Daily

Route Operating Marketing STD STA Operation
Seoul→São Paulo KE0061 AR7863 21:30 10:40+1 1-3-5
São Paulo→Buenos Aires (AEP) AR2275 KE6333 13:15 16:10 1-2-3-4-5
AR1249 KE6335 05:50 08:45 Daily
Buenos Aires(AEP)

→ São Paulo

AR2240 KE6334 07:00 09:45 1-2-3-4-5-6
AR1248 KE6336 19:30 22:15 Daily
São Paulo→Seoul KE0062 AR7862 13:10 05:00+2 2-4-6

* “+1” is the next day, “+2” is two days later

* EZE : Ministro Pistarini International Airport (Buenos Aires)

   AEP : Jorge Newbery Airport (Buenos Aires)

 

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 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 aircraft 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 SkyTeam 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.

About Aerolíneas Argentinas

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. For more information about the company, visit www.aerolineas.com.

Korean Air to Double Frequency to Nha Trang, Vietnam

Korean Air to Double Frequency to Nha Trang, Vietnam

SEOUL, Korea (March 11, 2015) – Korean Air plans to double the frequency of its Seoul Incheon-Nha Trang service to four times weekly (Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun) effective from 29 April.

This route will be operated by a Boeing 737-900ER aircraft with the Boeing Sky Interior. The 737 Boeing Sky Interior has 159 seats with AVOD (Audio Video On Demand) system equipped in all seats. Also, the improved and expanded leg room and stowage bins enable passengers to further experience the extremely comfortable cabin environment and allow them to store more luggage.

The flight will depart Incheon at 20:30 and arrive in Nha Trang, Cam Ranh Airport at 23:40 on the same day. The return flight will leave at 00:50 and arrive in Seoul at 07:55.

Nha Trang is located on the central coast of Vietnam, which is 320km north of Ho Chi Minh City. This touristic destination, known as Vietnam’s “Mediterranean coast”, provides travelers a great opportunity to enjoy the untouched nature and white beaches thanks to the warm and comfortable weather in the region throughout the year.

Nha Trang is famous for popular tourist attractions such as the “Nha Trang Beach” with a wonderful natural environment, “Po Nagar Towers”, one of the Nha Trang’s most popular sites for worship and “Thap Ba Hot Springs” renowned for its mud baths.

In addition, travelers can also visit the “Dam Market” which is the best place to shop for a varied collection of local products from clothes to food and souvenirs for a traditional local experience.

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 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 aircraft 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.