Korean Air to expand code-share with Etihad Airways

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 the Sudanese government). The code-share flights between Abu Dhabi-Muscat operate twice a week and the flights between Abu Dhabi and 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.

Code-share 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 Saudi Airlines, providing the most convenient schedules for its passengers.

Source / Author: Korean Air