Korean Air and Delta Air Lines will strengthen their partnership by expanding codeshares to more than 100 United States and Canadian destinations and over 30 cities across Asia.
The airlines plan to launch the new codeshares in the fourth quarter of 2016, subject to government approvals.
Korean Air will place its code on 156 of Delta’s US and Canadian routes beyond Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York-JFK.
Korean Air will also add its code to Delta’s Sao Paulo, Brazil flights from both Atlanta and New York-JFK.
At the same time, Delta will add its code on Korean Air-operated flights to 32 cities beyond Seoul-Incheon, including Singapore, Bangkok, Saigon, Osaka, Taipei, and many other business and leisure destinations throughout south-east Asia and Japan.
Delta will also place its code on Korean flights from Houston and San Francisco to Seoul-Incheon.
Korean Air also will place its code on Delta’s new flight from Atlanta to Seoul-Incheon that will start operating June 3rd, 2017, and complement the daily service that Korean Air currently offers.
This new service will offer the most convenient access to Korea, China, Southeast Asia, and Japan for Korean Air and Delta customers throughout the south-east US.
“Our expanded partnership with Delta allows our customers to travel more conveniently with more options between Asia and the Americas, strengthening our position as the world’s largest transpacific airline,” said Walter Cho, Korean Air chief operating officer.
“Travellers will benefit from the combined network strength of Korean Air and Delta resulting in greater schedule flexibility and increased frequency.”
Korean Air currently has codeshare partnerships with 35 airlines on 260 routes worldwide and is continuing to expand its partnerships to provide convenient schedules for its passengers.