Korean Air has expanded its code-share agreement with Air France, and will do the same with its agreement with Alitalia. All three airlines are members of SkyTeam. The Air France code-share agreement has been expanded to include two French domestic destinations and eight international destinations. The Korean Air flight code KE will be available on Air France flights to French cities, Lyon and Toulouse, and also Barcelona, Madrid, Geneva, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Munich, Stuttgart, and Casablanca. It has also decided to double the frequencies on its existing code-share routes between Paris-Nice and Paris-Marseille from seven weekly to 14 weekly.
From June 4, Korean Air will expand its code-share agreement with Alitalia. Under the agreement, Korean Air will code-share on flights newly operated by Alitalia between Rome and Incheon, doubling the frequency on the route from three a week to six. Alitalia will continue to code-share on Korean Air-operated flights between Incheon-Rome and Incheon-Milan.
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Korean Air has announced that commencing 25 February 2015 it will change the current service on its Seoul Incheon – Milan –
Rome – Incheon route, to provide direct flights to both Milan and Rome, offering three flights a week to each destination,
with Milan increasing to four times a week in March.
The Rome service will see Korean Air operating three times a week utilizing B777-300ER aircraft with capacity for 291
passengers. Departing from Seoul Incheon every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 16:10, the flights KE931 will arrive in Rome
at 20:40 on the same day. The return flight KE932 will depart Rome on the same days at 22:20, arriving in Seoul Incheon at
17:20 the next day. As from 29 March, Korean Air will increase capacity on the Rome route by 25% to 363 passengers by
deploying B747-400 aircraft. On that date Korean Air will also change the timetable; with flights revised to depart Seoul
Incheon every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 14:00 arriving in Rome at 19:45 on the same day with the return flight
departing Rome on the same days at 21:45 arriving back in Seoul Incheon at 15:45 the next day.
Korean Air’s new direct Milan service will initially operate three times a week utilizing A330-200 aircraft seating 218
passengers. Departing from Seoul Incheon every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 13:45, the flight KE927 will arrive Milan at
18:25 on the same day. The return flight KE928 will depart Milan on the same days at 20:30 arriving in Seoul Incheon at 15:50
the next day.
In addition from 29 March, Korean Air will increase the service to Milan to four times a week, adding a Monday service, and
increasing capacity by deploying B777-200ER which accommodates 248 passengers. Flight times will also change, departing
slightly later from Seoul at 15:05 and arriving Milan at 20:05 on the same day. The return flight will depart Milan at 22:00
and will return to Seoul Incheon at 16:00 the next day.
Korean Air’s direct flights between South Korea and Italy will cut journey time and offer greater convenience for the
increasing number of both business and leisure passengers travelling between the destinations.