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.