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Korean Air to codeshare with GOL

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Korean Air to codeshare with GOL

SEOUL, South Korea (June 2, 2015) –  Korean air, the flagship carrier of South Korea, has announced a new codeshare agreement with GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes under the condition of Brazil government approval. The codeshare agreement will start from June 11th offering greater convenience and choice to passengers travelling through Sao Paulo to 16 other cities within Brazil such as Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia or Manaus.

Korean Air currently operates an A330 aircraft from Incheon South Korea, to Sao Paulo Brazil three times a week. The flight departs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Incheon and every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from Sao Paulo.

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 passengers to travel across the networks of multiple airlines with a single reservation, in order to reach their final destination.

Korean Air currently has code share partnerships with 33 airlines on 219 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.

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 127 cities in 45 countries on six continents with a fleet of 158 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 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 bar lounges.

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

 

About GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A., the largest low-cost and best-fare airline in Latin America offering, has around 910 daily flights to 72 destinations, 16 of which international in South America, the Caribbean and the United States, using a young, modern fleet of Boeing 737-700 and 737-800 Next Generation aircraft, the safest , most efficient and most economical of their type. The SMILES loyalty program allows members to accumulate miles and redeem tickets to more than 700 locations around the world via flights with foreign partner airlines. The Company also operates Gollog, a logistics service which retrieves and delivers cargo and packages to and from more than 3,500 cities in Brazil and 8 abroad. With its portfolio of innovative products and services, GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes offers the best cost-benefit ratio in the market.

Para mais informações acessewww.voegol.com.br

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About koreanairpr

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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