Korean Air increases synergy with Jin Air
MAR 26, 2015: Korean Air has announced a closer partnership with its subsidiary low cost carrier Jin Air, with codeshare agreements on six routes. The code share will commence when the authorities from all the concerned countries approve the agreement. Korean Air will code share with Jin Air on routes: Seoul – Nagasaki; Seoul – Okinawa; Seoul – Macao; Seoul – Kota Kinabalu; Seoul – Vientiane and Seoul – Guam. A codeshare is an aviation business partnership whereby a flight operated by one airline is jointly marketed by one or more other airlines. Korean Air can now sell tickets with its marketing flight number KE on the six codeshare routes operated by Jin Air. Whilst reservation and ticketing services on these routes will now be offered by Korean Air, the actual flights will be operated by Jin Air. Members of Korean Air’s frequent flyer program Skypass will accumulate points when using the codeshare agreement to purchase Korean Air tickets for Jin Air flights and will also be able to use points towards ticket purchase. Korean Air and Jin Air are working closely together to accommodate the requirement for premium, full service and low cost air travel, which may in some instances see both airlines operating on the same route if there is the demand.