Korean Air, the flag carrier of South Korea, has announced a closer partnership with its subsidiary low cost carrier Jin Air, with codeshare agreements on six routes.
The code share will commence when the authorities from all the concerned countries approve the agreement.
Korean Air will code share with Jin Air on routes; Seoul–Nagasaki; Seoul–Okinawa; Seoul–Macao; Seoul–Kota Kinabalu; Seoul–Vientiane and Seoul–Guam.
A codeshare is an aviation business partnership whereby a flight operated by one airline is jointly marketed by one or more other airlines.
Korean Air can now sell tickets with its marketing flight number KE on the six codeshare routes operated by Jin Air.
While reservation and ticketing services on these routes will now be offered by Korean Air, the actual flights will be operated by Jin Air.
Korean Air and Jin Air are working closely together to accommodate the requirement for premium, full service and low cost air travel, which may in some instances see both airlines operating on the same route if there is the demand.
Jin Air’s aircraft maintenance is undertaken by Korean Air.
Korean Air currently has code share partnerships with 30 airlines on 335 routes worldwide, including Air France, AeroMéxico and China Southern Airlines.
Korean Air will continue to review and expand codeshare partnerships with the objective to provide the most convenient schedules for its passengers.