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Published on : Thursday, September 8, 2016
The company has expanded its alliance with Delta Air Lines, a fellow founding member of SkyTeam, with an expansive new codeshare partnership covering more than 100 destinations in North and South America and 30+ cities across Asia.
Walter Cho, Korean Air’s chief operating officer said that, the expanded partnership with Delta allows their customers to travel more conveniently with more options between Asia and the Americas, strengthening their position as the world’s largest trans-Pacific airline. He also added that, travellers will benefit from the combined network strength of Korean Air and Delta resulting in greater schedule flexibility and increased frequency.
Steve Sear, Delta’s president of international & executive vice president of global sales, added that expanded partnership with Korean Air “solidifies our joint position as leading carriers in the US-Asia market”. He commenced by saying that, Incheon International Airport is one of the premier gateways to Asia and the strength of the combined hubs and flight offerings gives customers a significantly enhanced portfolio of destinations for travel.
Korean Air is already the world’s largest trans-Pacific carrier, connecting more cities in Asia and the Americas than any other airline. It currently operates approximately 100 weekly flights from 13 gateways in North America – Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Honolulu, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington DC. Delta meanwhile, offers 14 weekly flights to Seoul from Detroit and Seattle.