Korean Air has announced its plans to adjust the frequency of some routes to Japan as tensions between the two countries rise. At the same time, the airline will increase the frequency of routes in the south-east Asia, Oceania, and Chinese markets.
Korean Air has opened its cloud command centre to ensure the safe, stable transition of applications and data into the cloud. The carrier is migrating its entire IT system to the cloud, making it the first major Korean enterprise and global full-service airline carrier to overhaul its infrastructure.
Korean Air will launch four new routes in the remaining part of the year - three to cities in China and one to the Philippines. The airline will also increase the frequency of the Incheon-Delhi and Incheon-Beijing routes to meet demand.
SkyTeam has announced Walter Cho, chairman and chief executive of Korean Air, as the new chairperson of its alliance board. The appointment was endorsed today at a meeting of the SkyTeam Alliance Board, which is composed of the chief executives of the 19 member airlines.
To commemorate the first anniversary of the partnership between Korean Air and Delta Air Lines, both airlines have unveiled a joint advertisement campaign, Greater One, that runs until July.
The first flight, operated as part of a joint venture with Delta Air Lines, was saluted by a water cannon on arrival and celebrated in speeches by airline and government officials.
Yang Ho Cho’s death comes less than two weeks after a shareholder vote to remove him from the board of Korean Air over a series of scandals surrounding the ruling family.
Korean Air has announced an interline agreement with Flybe, which will enable agents to book Korean Air flights from regional airports in their global distribution system.
Korean Air’s Boeing 777-300ER from Incheon to San Francisco was the first plane with the special livery to take to the sky earlier this month. The special livery will depict the number 50 with a plane flying over it alongside the slogan ‘Beyond 50 Years of Excellence’.