Korean Air started operations in 1946 as Korean National Airlines and later changed its name to Korean Air. The airline was in government’s hands till 1969 when it was privatized. It operates from two hubs - Incheon International Airport and Gimpo International Airport. Its focus cities are Gimhae International Airport and Jeju International Airport.
Korean Air operates a mixed fleet of 131 aircraft comprising 92 Boeing and 39 Airbus aircraft for its scheduled airlines operations. The airline operates flights to 131 cities in 46 countries across the world which also includes 13 cities in Korea.
The IATA code for Korea Air is KE
The ICAO code for Korean Air is KAL. The Callsign for Air Astana is KOREAN AIR.
Korean Air Codeshare Agreements
Korean Air has entered into codeshare agreements with 37 airlines worldwide. They include among others Aeroflot, Alitalia, China Southern Airlines, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, Saudia and WestJet.
Korean Air SkyTeam Alliance
Korean Air is a founding member of the SkyTeam Alliance. Apart from touching 1062 destinations in 177 countries SkyTeam alliance allows flyers to travel under a unique SkyPriority program whereby flyers get exclusive benefits from all 20 alliance partners.
Korean Air Frequent Flyer Program
Korean Air operates the Skypass frequent flyer program. Flyers can become members to avail benefits and can graduate to higher levels on clocking more miles of flying. Flyers can move up from Morning Calm to Morning Calm Premium to Million Miler. The program also offers family benefits and partner benefits.
Korean Air - Traveling With Us Services
Korean Air offers a range of services that allows a flyer to have a good flying experience. Web check-in, kiosk check-in, advance seat reservation, baggage services, airport and transit transfers are some of the services provided by Korean Air.
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Korean Air has a standard baggage allowance policy. The free baggage allowance is dependent on the ticket class and itinerary. The standard allowance is 1 piece of checked baggage weighing not more than 23 Kg and whose dimension is within 158 Cm (l + w + h). The airline allows on carry-on baggage of weight not exceeding 12 Kg and whose dimension is within 115 Cm (l + w + h).
Korean Air Classes of Service
Korean Air offers First Class, Prestige Class and Economy Class of services. The Economy Class sports a18-inch wide ergonomically designed seat with 118-degree tilted back support with sliding cushion. The Prestige Class is available in several variants such as suite, sleeper and seat. The First Class is offered in Kosmo Suite, Kosmo Sleeper and Sleeper Ottoman variants.
The in-flight entertainment is quite varied. There is the Sky Program which has AVOD system where flyers can watch movies, listen to music and play games. The Red Program offers movies on a main screen.
In-flight meals are served on Korean Air flights. They are prepared with ingredients produced under strict supervision and include organic products.
The wine service involves special wines from France including Bordeaux. Other wines are included based on flight destinations.