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Fri, 30 March 2018

Delta and Korean Air’s Joint Venture Partnership Approved

Delta Air Lines and Korean Air have established a joint venture partnership that will offer customers travel benefits across one of the most comprehensive route networks in the trans-Pacific market.

 The joint venture has been approved by regulatory authorities in the U.S. and Korea, including the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.

“This is an exciting time for customers of both Delta and Korean Air as we launch our trans-Pacific partnership,” said Delta CEO, Ed Bastian. “Our expanded partnership means a host of new destinations and travel options across Asia and North America, with seamless connectivity, world-class reliability and the industry’s best customer service.”

Delta and Korean Air establish joint venture partnership. Click to enlarge.

The expansive combined network formed by this partnership gives Delta and Korean Air’s shared customers seamless access to more than 290 destinations in the Americas and more than 80 in Asia.

Beginning soon, Delta and Korean Air will:

* Implement full reciprocal codesharing on each other’s networks;

* Offer improved reciprocal loyalty program benefits, including providing customers of both airlines the ability to earn more miles on Korean Air’s SKYPASS program and Delta’s SkyMiles program;

* Begin implementing joint sales and marketing initiatives; and

* Increase belly cargo cooperation across the trans-Pacific.

“We are delighted to announce the launch of our partnership with Delta. This partnership will bring more comfort to customers flying between Asia and the Americas,” said Mr. Yang Ho Cho, Chairman and CEO of Korean Air. “With the recent relocation to Terminal 2 at Incheon Airport alongside with Delta, we will be able to provide seamless service to our customers. Korean Air will provide extensive support to develop a successful partnership with Delta.”

The new joint venture builds on nearly two decades of close partnership between Korean Air and Delta; both were founding members of the SkyTeam alliance and have offered customers an expanded codeshare network since 2016.

Earlier this year, Delta and Korean Air co-located into the new, state-of-the-art Terminal 2 at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport (ICN), substantially reducing connecting times for customers.

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