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Korean Air is the flag carrier of South Korea, operating the country’s largest fleet size and providing the highest volume of international flights and destinations. Headquartered at Incheon International Airport in Seoul, Korean Air serves 13 domestic destinations and 114 destinations in 50 countries on all six of the world’s inhabited continents. The airline was one of the founding members of the SkyTeam alliance.
Founded in 1962 by the South Korean government, Korean Air was created to replace Korean National Airlines, which had been founded back in 1946. After a few years in operation, Korean Air was fully privatized in 1969. By 1971, the airline had opened its first transpacific route and, in 1979, had launched direct flights to New York. Korean Air continued to expand its routes through the 80s and 90s, and celebrated its 35th year with the new slogan, "Excellence in Flight." Today, Korean Air continues to grow its fleet and its customer service record by taking passengers on comfortable and well-serviced flights to destinations all over the world.
Wherever you choose to fly with Korean Air, Skyscanner can help you save money not only by finding you cheap flights and tickets but by helping you find the best deals on hotels and the best deals on car rentals as well. Here are some of the top Korean Air domestic and international destinations.
10 Domestic Destinations Served by Korean Air
1) Gimpo International Airport; Seoul
2) Incheon International Airport; Seoul
3) Jeju International Airport; Jeju
4) Gimhae International Airport; Busan
5) Cheongju International Airport; Cheongju
6) Daegu International Airport; Daegu
7) Gunsan Airport; Gunsan
8) Gwangju Airport; Gwangju
9) Sacheon Airport, Jinju
10) Yeosu Airport; Yeosu
10 International Destinations Served by Korean Air
1) Singapore Changi Airport; Singapore
2) Beijing Capital International Airport; Beijing, China
3) Tan Son Nhat International Airport; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
4) Ninoy Aquino International Airport; Manila, Philippines
5) Suvarnabhumi Airport; Bangkok, Thailand
6) Sydney Airport; Sydney, Australia
7) Heathrow Airport; London, United Kingdom
8) Vienna International Airport; Vienna, Austria
9) John F. Kennedy International Airport; New York City, United States
10) Toronto Pearson International Airport; Toronto, Canada
Canadian travellers flying Korean Air to Seoul, South Korea owe it to themselves to make the most of their visit to South Korea’s capital city. Whether you are just stopping over for the day or you’ve booked several nights at a local hotel, you can use Skyscanner’s travel guide for Seoul to help you experience some of what this marvellous metropolis has to offer.
Korean Air Fleet
The Korean Air passenger fleet currently consists of 132 passenger aircraft. When broken down by Boeing and Airbus, the fleet consists of 38 Airbus models (most of those being Airbus A330-300s) and 94 Boeing models. Korean Air is currently in the process of adding 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8s to the fleet.
Loyalty Programs, Discounts and Miles promotions
Korean Air’s frequent flier program, known as SKYPASS, allows members to earn miles and put their awards towards flight tickets, upgrade tickets, hotels, car rentals, Korean Air merchandise, and more. Members also receive access to numerous exclusive promotions and offers. You can accumulate miles when booking flights with Korean Air and partner airlines, when making purchases with partner credit cards, when using a partner car rental service, and when booking with partner hotels.
The Korean Air SKYPASS program consists of four different tiers, each offering enhanced benefits and rewards.
SKYPASS Club is the base tier at which members can earn miles and rewards. Anyone over 12 years of age can become a SKYPASS Club member. If you have any children under 12, then they can be enrolled in the SKYPASS Junior program.
Morning Calm Club
The next tier up, the Morning Calm Club rewards members with their own dedicated Korean Air check-in counter, one additional baggage allowance, priority baggage handling, priority reservation, and access to Prestige Class lounge.
Morning Calm Premium Club
The Morning Calm Premium Club comes with all of the same benefits as the tier before, as well as priority reservation waitlist, access to the Prestige Class Lounge with an accompanying passenger, and redemption of off-peak miles during peak season.
Million Miler Club
Million Miler Club members enjoy all of the perks of the Morning Calm Club plus additional special gifts and an exclusive Korean Air hotline.
How to Check In, Seating Assignment, Leg Room and Other Fees
Checking in for a Korean Air flight is a simple and straightforward process. You may choose to check in at the Korean Air airport counter or at an express kiosk which allows you to skip the line. Web check-in is also a popular option with Korean Air travellers. By checking in online, you can either print your boarding pass ahead of time or have your boarding pass sent to a mobile device. When you arrive at the airport after checking in online, you can skip the check-in counter entirely, drop off your check-in baggage, and go straight to security.
Selecting your seat on a Korean Air flight is typically done at the time of check-in. However, if you would like to pick a specific seat, then you may select your seat in advance up to 361 days ahead of your flight at a travel agency, a ticketing office, or a Service Center. Unfortunately, exit row and bulkhead seats, which tend to offer more leg room, cannot be booked ahead of time. You may inquire about exit row and bulkhead seats at the time of check-in.
Baggage Allowance and Fees
Your baggage allowance when flying with Korean Air will depend largely on your departure country, destination, and ticket class, so make sure that you check your itinerary for your specific baggage limits. In general, Korean Air flights usually allow up to two pieces of free checked baggage weighing from 23 to 32 kg with maximum combined dimensions of 158 cm. A child fare will usually come with the same baggage allowances as an adult fare. Fees for excess baggage will also vary based on itinerary and ticket class.
Korean Air’s carry-on baggage allowances apply throughout its fleet. Economy passengers are allowed to bring one piece of carry-on baggage weighing up to 12 kg, while first class and Prestige passengers are allowed up to 18 kg. All passengers may also bring one additional personal item such as a handbag, a laptop case, or a briefcase. Carry-on baggage must fit either underneath the seat in front of you or in the overhead bin.
Service On Board: In-flight Entertainment and Meals
Tune into a variety of Hollywood hits or European and Asian movies on your own, personal screen as you fly Korean Air. The airline’s entertainment system also provides games that will keep you preoccupied or albums that you can sit back and listen to while you relax. If you’re interested in something to read, just pick up the Morning Calm magazine for interesting travel articles and beautiful photographs of Korean and worldwide destinations.
Korean Air makes sure that passengers don’t go hungry on long flights with complimentary snack service including pizza, cup ramen, rice cakes, and samgak kimbop. The airline also offers an in-flight meal menu that you can order from, which includes Korean, Western, Japanese, and Chinese dishes. Special meals can often be accommodated as long as you call the airline at least 24 hours in advance of your flight.
Child Fares/Fees, Minor Service guidelines
Infants who are under two years old do not typically receive their own seat on a Korean Air flight unless a child fare is paid. Otherwise, an infant over seven days old can fly for free on the lap of an adult on domestic flights and for 10% of an adult fare on an international flight. A child fare applies to children up to but less than 12 years of age.
A child up to 12 and older than five years of age will automatically receive unaccompanied minor service when flying alone. On domestic flights, an unaccompanied minor only requires a child fare, while on international flights an adult fare must be purchased. Children between 12 and 16 years of age can also receive unaccompanied minor service on international flights at the request of their parent or guardian for an additional fee of CAD $100.
Pets are unfortunately not permitted aboard any Boeing 737 international flights with Korean Air. On flights which do allow pets, Korean Air accepts cats, dogs, and birds. Passengers are permitted to carry their animal on board as long as the animal weighs 5 kg or less. Animals that weigh between 5 and 32 kg must travel as checked baggage in the cargo compartment of the plane. Though Korean Air will accept pets between 33 and 45 kg, the airline cautions that overweight pets are not permitted in certain countries and recommends that you phone their service center for more information.
Pets are not considered to be a part of a passenger’s free baggage allowance and will be charged an extra fee. The fee you have to pay will depend on your itinerary. For travel between Asia and America, it typically costs CAD $200 to fly with an animal.
Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd.
1370 Gong Hang-dong, Gangseo-gu
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
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