Korean Air, the flag carrier of South Korea, has announced a new codeshare agreement with LAN Peru, offering travellers a convenient connection to Lima and linking Lima with more destinations worldwide.
The two airlines have obtained regulatory approval to code-share on Seoul-Los Angeles-Lima route commencing Oct. 21; this is an update on the original 2005 codeshare agreement of Seoul-Los Angeles-Santiago.
The new agreement will allow Korean Air passengers to connect at Los Angeles onto LAN Peru flights to Lima. LAN Peru passengers will be able to travel on Korean Air between Los Angeles and Seoul, Korea.
The LAN Peru flights operate daily between the two cities. The flights from Los Angeles depart at 00:15, arriving Lima at 10:55 the same day. Conversely, departing flights from Lima leave at 12:40 to arrive in Los Angeles at 19:20.
Among Korean Air’s two to three flights to Los Angeles a day, the code-share flight for connections to Lima departs from Seoul’s Incheon International Airport at 20:00 and arrives in Los Angeles at 15:10 the same day. The return flights depart from Los Angeles at 23:30 to arrive in Incheon International Airport at 04:40 two days later because of the time difference (South Korea is 16 hours ahead of Los Angeles).
The free sale code-share agreement between Korean Air and LAN Peru allows both airlines to sell seats on each other’s flights and thereby enhancing passengers’ travel convenience. Travelers will also benefit from single check-in for code-share flights.
Korean Air currently has code-share partnerships with 29 airlines on 186 routes worldwide, including SkyTeam partner airlines such as Delta and Air France.
Korean Air will continue to expand opportunities for code-share partnerships in order to provide the most convenient schedules for its passengers.
Korean Air, South Korea’s flagship airline, has announced to increase frequency on its routes to Americas and Southeast Asia.
The carrier will strengthen its routes to the Americas and provide customers with widened flight options. From 24 July to 10 September, the current 17 times a week flights between Seoul/Incheon and Honolulu will be increased to 21 times a week (3 flights per day).
From 26 July to 24 August, the airline will also increase its flights on the Seoul/Incheon-Guam route from 7 times a week to 11 times a week in order to meet the increasing demand on this route. The additional flights will depart from Seoul/Incheon at 21:35 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and arrive Guam at 03:15 the next day. The return flights will depart from Guam at 05:15 and arrive Incheon at 09:05. Additional flights to Guam will be operated by B737 seating 138 passengers.
Moreover, Korean Air will strengthen its reach into the Southeast Asia market by increasing its frequency. During the peak season starting from 23 July to 24 August, flights between Seoul/Incheon and Chiang Mai, Thailand will be increased from 4 times a week to 7 times a week. The flights on the Seoul/Incheon- Nha Trang, Vietnam will be increased from 2 times a week to 4 times a week from 19 July to 10 September and Seoul/Incheon – Kota Kinabalu route will also be increased from 2 times a week to 4 times a week from 28 July to 22 August.
In addition, commencing 28 July, Korean Air will operate daily flights on the Seoul/Incheon-Da Nang route with 3 additional flights. This will allow passengers from the Americas to have easier access to Da Nang, one of the major port cities in Vietnam.
Focused on providing a service that meets the ever-changing needs of its customers, Korean Air’s network is continuously expanding, allowing passengers to enjoy more options and greater flexibility when traveling.
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 126 cities in 45 countries on six continents with a fleet of 156 aircraft including nine 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 bars and lounges.
More on Korean Air’s programs, routes, frequencies and partners is available at www.koreanair.com.
Korean Air, South Korea’s flagship airline, has introduced the ninth A380 aircraft to its fleet.
The ninth A380 will go through the required tests in Korea before making its debut flight to Atlanta on July 6.
Korean Air operates the A380 on Incheon-Los Angeles and Incheon-New York fourteen flights a week each and Incheon-Paris seven flights a week. Commencing July 6 the carrier will also operate the A380 on the Incheon-Atlanta route three flights a week.
Configured in a three-class layout with just 407 seats in total, Korean Air provides the ultimate comfort to passengers onboard its “hotel in the sky”.
Korean Air’s A380 has 301 seats in economy class, the lowest configuration of any A380 operator so far, providing the most spacious pitch of 34 inches. The ergonomically designed “New Economy” seats provide the utmost comfort to passengers on long haul flights.
Korean Air took the bold step of being the first global carrier to devote an entire upper deck of the large aircraft to a single class. 94 fully flat ‘Prestige Sleeper’ seats are located on the upper deck of the A380 in Prestige Class (business class) providing an experience that can be likened to a business class only aircraft.
And for the ultimate experience twelve ultra-luxurious First Class Kosmo Suites are located in the front of the lower deck and provide passengers with independent space, whilst also ensuring total privacy.
Korean Air’s ‘Duty Free Showcase’ is located at the back of the lower deck and features a variety of duty-free products with a dedicated cabin crew member on hand to assist and advise passengers with all their shopping needs.
The very relaxing ‘Celestial Bar’ is a dedicated area of the A380 aircraft where passengers can sample Korean Air’s exclusive cocktails during their flight. Six exceptional cocktails feature at the bar, chosen following a special cocktail tasting event recently carried out by the airline for VIP customers.
Other bars are located on each floor at the front of the aircraft by the Prestige and First Class cabins and passengers can serve themselves and have some time away from their seat.
Korean Air will finalize the delivery of its tenth A380 being delivered in July – three years after the first A380 was introduced into Korean Air service in June 2011.
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 200 flights per day to 126 cities in 45 countries on six continents with a fleet of 156 aircraft including nine 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 serves six continents with more than 1,400 flights a week and is also 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 bars and lounges. More on Korean Air’s programs, routes, frequencies and partners is available at www.koreanair.com.
SEOUL, Korea (2 October, 2013) – Korean Air was last night (1 October) awarded the prestigious accolade of Asia’s Leading Airline First Class, for the fourth year running, at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2013 held in Dubai.
Voted for by both travel professionals and consumers worldwide, the World Travel Awards represent the ultimate achievement, recognized globally as the foremost acknowledgement of excellence in product and services. The evening marks the culmination of a year-long search for the very best travel and tourism brands in the world.
The award was received by Korean Air’s General for Middle East and Africa, Mr. Kwangyeol Lee, who said: “Korean Air is delighted to have been awarded this mark of distinction by both consumers and our peers in the travel and tourism industry. We are gratified that our service is continually recognized as delivering excellence in flight and service to our customers. As always we endeavor to exceed expectations by constantly striving to improve our standards in order to ensure a truly exceptional in-flight experience.”
Graham E. Cooke, President and Founder, World Travel Awards, said: “Korean Air has set a new benchmark for inflight luxury. The airline’s first-class Kosmo Suites offer the comfort and service levels of a five-star hotel, and typify the World Travel Awards mission to push boundaries. I am delighted that Korean Air has been acknowledged by both the travel trade and the public with the accolade of ‘Asia’s Leading Airline First Class’.”
Korean Air’s First Class cabins feature the famous “Kosmo Suites” which are spacious and comfortable seats that can be a living room, bedroom, theatre or office. The polished wood finished 26.5 inch wide seat converts into a 79 inch long bed and with 83 inch space between seats, maximum comfort, freedom and privacy is guaranteed during the flight. Each of the Kosmo Suites has a 23-inch LCD monitor and an AVOD system (Audio & Video on Demand) which lends a better viewing experience to passengers whilst sitting comfortably in their seats.
Korean Air also offers its first class passengers a selection of western, Chinese and Japanese menus in addition to a traditional Korean menu together with top-quality wines. Other touches that add to the First Class customer experience include a luxurious First Class lounge at Korean Air’s hub airport, Incheon International, in Seoul with relaxing multi action massage chairs and free shower rooms.
About Korean Air
Korean Air, with a fleet of 155 aircraft, is one of the world’s top 20 airlines, and operates more than 400 flights per day to 126 cities in 45 countries. It is a founding member of the SkyTeam alliance, which together with its 19 members, offers its 552 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 15,000 daily flights covering 993 destinations in 187 countries.
In 2012, Business Traveler named Korean Air the best Asian airline for the sixth consecutive year while the China Travel Media Alliance named Korean Air “the Best Airline of the Year.” Korean Air became the first airline to receive the Excellence in Service award at the World Travel Awards. In 2011, Global Traveler awarded the airline with best airline in northern Asia and best airport staff/gate agents. The carrier has repeatedly won the Global Travel Catering Distinction award by Pax International magazine while World Traveler magazine rated it as having the world’s best inflight service. Travel & Leisure magazine readers have consistently named it as one of the world’s top 10 international carriers and readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine have voted Korean Air one of the world’s top 10 global airlines.
More on Korean Air’s programs, routes, frequencies and partners is available at www.koreanair.com