SEOUL, Korea (April 17, 2015) – Korean Air, the flag carrier of South Korea, has announced an extended codeshare agreement with China Airlines, increasing the flights offered by Korean Air between South Korea and Taiwan. Commencing 20th April 2015 flights will be added between Seoul and Kaohsiung and also between Busan and Taipei. The new codeshare agreement will commence on 20th April 2015, following regulatory approval.
A codeshare is an aviation business partnership whereby a flight operated by one airline, is jointly marketed by one or more other airlines. The agreement will allow Korean Air to sell tickets with its marketing flight number KE on the flights operated by China Airlines.
Prior to the extended agreement Korean Air, code sharing with China Airlines, offered a total of 25 flights per week on just the Seoul – Taipei route; fourteen flights operated by Korean Air and eleven flights operated by China Airlines. The new codeshare agreement will allow Korean Air to provide an additional twenty-one flights between South Korea and Taiwan (seven flights on the Seoul – Kaohsiung route and fourteen flights on Busan – Taipei route), offering more flexibility, convenience and choice to passengers.
In addition, members of Korean Air’s frequent flyer program Skypass will accumulate points when using the codeshare agreement to purchase Korean Air tickets for China Airlines flights.
Korean Air currently has codeshare partnerships on 195 routes with 33 airlines worldwide, including Air France, Aeromexico and China Southern. 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 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 569 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 16,000 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 bar lounges.
More on Korean Air’s programs, routes, frequencies and partners is available at www.koreanair.com.