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Emirates and Korean crack codeshare

Emirates and Korean Air have
notched another significant partnership with the signing of a codeshare
agreement on the Dubai-Seoul passenger route. From 30th October, the two-way codeshare will offer passengers of both
airlines greater schedule flexibility and choice, with Korean Air’s
passengers now able to travel on Emirates’ daily non-stop flights between
Dubai and Seoul. Similarly, Emirates’ passengers between the two cities have
the choice of travelling by Korean Air on its scheduled thrice-weekly
non-stop services. Both airlines will book passengers under its own code and
flight number, deploying their own sales channels, including agents and
global distribution systems.

Richard Vaughan, Senior Vice President Commercial Operations East Asia and
Australasia said: “The new codeshare agreement with Korean Air exemplifies
Emirates’ philosophy of forging strategic partnerships on key routes. It
paves the way to offer our passengers, wanting to travel to South Korea,
with greater choice and flexibility.


“Emirates’ non-stop Dubai-Seoul service, which was launched in May this
year, has proved extremely popular, with above-average seat loads that have
exceeded our expectations. We are very pleased with this codeshare agreement
and are confident that the Emirates-Korean partnership will be extremely
successful in the coming months.”



Jong Hee Lee, President and COO of Korean Air said: “We are delighted to
partner with Emirates on the Seoul-Dubai route. Tourism, travel and trade
are on the upswing between the two countries and the codeshare agreement
will increase our frequency spread on the route to 10 weekly flights.  Both
Korean Air and Emirates look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship.”