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Korean Air expands Etihad codeshare deal

Korean Air expands Etihad codeshare deal

Korean Air has announced an expansion of its code-share agreement with Etihad Airways, to include the Middle-East and Africa.

Since mid-September, Korean Air has put its airline “KE” code on the Abu Dhabi-Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi-Muscat routes operated by Etihad Airways.

In addition, the code share will be extended to include Abu Dhabi-Khartoum (subject to approval from Sudanese government).

The code share flights between Dhabi-Muscat operate twice a week and the flights between Abu Dhabi - Johannesburg operate three times a week.

Abu Dhabi - Khartoum flights will operate five times a week.

The expansion of the code share agreement on the additional Middle-East and African routes, including Johannesburg, brings greater convenience and choice to passengers travelling to these regions.

Korean Air has implemented a mileage partnership with Etihad Airways, allowing Korean Air Skypass members to earn frequent flyer points with Etihad Airways.

Codeshare is an aviation business partnership through which a flight operated by one airline is jointly marketed by one or more other airlines.

The purpose of code share is to facilitate travel for customers by allowing them to travel across the networks of multiple airlines with a single reservation, in order to reach their final destination.

Korean Air also has code share partnerships with 30 other airlines worldwide, including Delta Air Lines, Air France, KLM, China Southern Airlines and Saudia Airlines, providing the most convenient schedules for its passengers.