Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Korean Air expands US presence, strengthens Delta partnership

Korean Air is aggressively expanding on the US west coast and strengthening its relationship with SkyTeam partner Delta Air Lines “to ensure the airline’s continued leadership in 2017 and beyond,” the Seoul-based carrier said in a statement.

Korean Air said it is increasing flights from Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and creating a “massive network between the US and Asia through a blossoming partnership with Delta Air Lines.”

By June, Korean Air said it will operate nearly 50 flights a week from the west coast, including 19 from Los Angeles, 14 from San Francisco beginning in September, seven from Seattle, and five from Las Vegas.

“We’ve added flights and improved our schedules for fast and easy connections to Singapore, China, Vietnam, Japan and almost any destination in Southeast Asia,” Korean Air VP John Jackson said in a statement. “Korean Air is the largest non-Chinese airline operating in China and our connections from the US are outstanding.”

Korean Air also will be growing its Delta network, offering Delta customers easy access to more than 30 markets in Asia beyond Seoul, and Korean Air customers more than 150 markets in the Americas.

“Delta will be putting its code on our flight from Houston, San Francisco and dozens of destinations beyond Seoul served by Korean Air,” Jackson said.

He added that Korean Air has been “quietly building an impressive global network”—131 cities in 46 countries on six continents—and is poised to continue to build on that network in the future.

(Linda Blachly - ATWOnline News)

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