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Korean Air About Korean Air

The Korean Air airline was created in 1962, under the name of Korean Air to replace the previous carrier Korean National Airlines. At the time, the company was a public enterprise of the South Korean government. It was in 1969 that Korean Air was bought and privatized by the Hanjin transport group. In 1973, the company inaugurated its transpacific flights and began a service to Europe. During the next two decades, Korean Air began to diversify its flight destinations to Europe and the United States and to offer more large number of destinations in Asia. Korean Air took its current name in 1984, in preparation for the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. In 1986, it became the first company to put the new MD-11s into service. Today ranked among the 20 most important airlines in the world, it is even one of the world leaders.

In 2000, it joined forces with Aeromexico and Air France to create the Skyteam alliance. Its meteoric rise enabled it to be voted Best Company for Business Class in 2008 by readers of Business Traveler magazine, as well as Best Company for the whole of Asia. It launched its low-cost subsidiary Jin Air the same year. Flourishing in business, it opened a hub in Uzbekistan through which it routes its commercial flights to Europe. It also acquired shares in Czech Airlines in 2013 which it sold four years later.

The red, white and blue Korean Air logo is reminiscent of Yin and Yang and a propeller. The frequent flyer program is called Skypass and includes classic awards such as free flights and ticket upgrades. Korean Air is one of the best Asian airlines.

Korean Air Hub Airports

Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN / RKSI)

Seoul Gimpo International Airport (GMP / RKSS)

Korean Air Classes of Service

Korean Air offers the most comfortable seats of all airlines in Economy Class. The 46 cm wide backrests can be adjusted up to 118 degrees and there is 86 cm of space in front of the person in front. Each passenger has their own TV screen. The Prestige Class has 55 cm wide seats, 1.88 m for the vehicle in front. The seats are surrounded by a screen and can be adjusted horizontally by 180 degrees. A flexible reading lamp can be bent so that it shines where it should shine. The seating comfort in First Class tops everything again. The seats are in a kind of suite that no one can look into, but the person sitting in them is on the corridor. The seat distance to the next passenger in front of or behind you is 2.10 m, the seat is 60 cm wide.

The airline serves a very dense domestic route network that includes all the major airports in South Korea. In addition, Asian destinations are a focus of the offer. Major destinations are Singapore, Tokyo, Shanghai and Jakarta. European cities such as London, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam are also served. Korean Air is a major provider of connections between Asia and North America, serving many destinations in the United States and Canada.

The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.

Aeroflot Czech Airlines LATAM Chile
Aerolíneas Argentinas Delta Air Lines LATAM Perú
Aeroméxico Emirates Malaysia Airlines
Air Europa Etihad Airways MIAT Mongolian Airlines
Air France Garuda Indonesia Myanmar Airways International
Air Tahiti Nui Gol Transportes Aéreos Rossiya Airlines
Alaska Airlines Hainan Airlines Royal Brunei Airlines
Alitalia Hawaiian Airlines Saudia
American Airlines Japan Airlines Shanghai Airlines
Aurora Jin Air Uzbekistan Airways
China Airlines Kenya Airways Vietnam Airlines
China Eastern Airlines KLM WestJet
China Southern Airlines LATAM Brasil XiamenAir

Korean Air Check-in

Korean Air passengers can check in at the counter, online and mobile, and only at Incheon Seoul airport, and at the machine.

Online Check-in

Mobile and online travelers can check in for flights within Korea from 30 hours to 60 minutes before the scheduled departure, for international flights the procedure begins 24 hours in advance and ends four hours before the start. In addition to the Korean Air app, smartphone users can also use the optimized website m.koreanair.com.

Click the button below to check in online.


Airport Check-in

For check-in at the airport, the airline recommends that you have your boarding pass at least two hours before departure and 40 minutes before departure.

Korean Air Baggage Allowance

Carry-on baggage

In the First and Prestige Class, two pieces of hand luggage can be taken, which can weigh a maximum of 18 kg, in Economy Class, one piece of luggage and an additional personal item (such as a laptop, briefcase or handbag) with a total weight of 12 kg can be carried. The total size of a piece of luggage should be less than 115 cm (or 55 x 40 x 20 cm).

Checked baggage

The free baggage allowance in First Class amounts to three pieces of baggage of up to 32 kg each. The Prestige can carry two pieces of luggage up to 32 kg each, except on domestic Korean flights. The limit here is 30 kg. In Economy Class, two pieces of luggage weighing a maximum of 23 kg may be carried if the flight is from, to or via the USA. On other international routes, only one piece of luggage of a maximum of 23 kg may be carried and within Korea the upper limit is only 20 kg. The maximum size of each piece of luggage is 158 cm (width + height + depth). Small children under two years of age are allowed to carry a maximum of 10 kg of luggage (except on domestic Korean trips) and a maximum size of 115 cm, as well as a collapsible stroller, baby carrier or child seat.

Other luggage

Musical instruments under 115 cm, such as a violin, can be taken on board free of charge. In order to take larger musical instruments over 115 cm, such as a cello or double bass, on board, an additional ticket must be purchased. A bicycle counts as one piece of luggage. There is no oversize fee. For further regulations regarding sports and special baggage, the information on the airline website should be observed.

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Korean Air Seat Selection

Korean Air can be reserved at no additional cost. Economy Class passengers can reserve a seat of their choice 90 days to 48 or 30 hours before departure, depending on the route booked. XL seats are exempt from this procedure, however, as they are generally only assigned at the airport. Passengers who do not reserve a seat on the Internet in advance can choose from the remaining seats at the airport.

Korean Air Knee Distance

Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.

SKYPASS Frequent Flyer Program

Korean Air is a member of the SkyTeam alliance and offers passengers the SKYPASS frequent flyer program. The accumulated flight miles can be exchanged for rewards such as flight tickets. The mileage account can be increased with partner credit cards and airlines as well as with reservations for rental cars, hotels and banking. Membership in the SKYPASS Club is required to earn miles. There are different statuses in that, for example, bring advantages when checking in or when checking baggage.

Skypass membership status

With SKYPASS, flight miles can be earned not only on flights with Korean Air, but also on flights with partner airlines. These include Delta, Saudia and Vietnam Airlines or Emirates. The use of partner credit cards such. B. the Samsung Card, Korea Citybank Card or the Diners Club International brings in airline miles. SKYPASS has Morning Calm Club status (includes SkyTeam Elite membership entitlement), Morning Calm Premium Club and Million Miler Club. With the latter two status, you are eligible for SkyTeam Elite Plus membership.

Korean Air Food & Beverage

The on-board catering varies between the levels First Class, Prestige Class and Economy Class. Up to a day before the flight, guests can register special food requests for religious or health reasons or because of their vegetarian lifestyle at the service center, which the catering team takes care of.

Economy class

The range in Economy Class is diverse. In addition to Korean dishes such as Bibim noodles or pulpo with rice, Japanese, Chinese or Western dishes are also offered, depending on the destination. In contrast to First Class, plastic dishes are used here. The desserts are mostly products made of sealed containers. For this, passengers can try a typical Korean snack menu. This includes, for example, Makkoli rice cake or Cup Ramyun. The wine offer is made up of vines from France, Australia and Chile.

Prestige class

The menu of the Prestige Class is less elegant, but still traditionally Korean. Bibimbap, marinated crabs or braised ribs are on the menu. Traditionally, a selection of side dishes is served tastefully on Korean dishes. Coffee or tea is served with breakfast. The delicate wine selection can also be tasted here. Depending on the destination, wines from Italy, Germany or California can also be on offer.

First class

A traditional Korean 3-course menu is offered for first-class catering. The focus is on high-quality meat products from the island of Jeju, known for its unspoiled nature. Organic meat from the farm and organic vegetables are specially prepared for the passengers. The offer ranges from rib-eye steak to traditionally healthy chicken soup with ginseng. There is also a selection of fine wines from Bordeaux, Alsace and Borgogne. High-quality champagne can also be enjoyed.

Korean Air Inflight Entertainment

There are usually three on-board classes on long-haul flights: Economy, Prestige and First Class. Free menus are served in all classes, with a choice of traditional and western cuisine. Each passenger has their own monitor with an entertainment system that includes videos and music. Newspapers and on-board magazines such as Morning Calm are also available for entertainment. On board you can also do duty-free shopping and buy goods such as perfumes, liqueurs or fashion items. In the Prestige Class, which corresponds to the Business Class, reclining seats are now available as in the First Class. Business Class comfort and service have won multiple awards.


Korean Air’s entertainment program includes movies, television, and music, but passengers cannot yet use the Internet. Customers can find the latest news on the company’s website.

Korean Air Pet Policy

Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with Korean Air.

Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.

Korean Air Lounge

The lounges are indispensable especially for business class passengers. What facilities does it offer? Here you will find detailed information about Korean Air lounges for a comfortable start to your trip.

Korean Air
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Country:South Korea
Owner: Hanjin Group
Frequent Flyer Program: SKYPASS
Company slogan: Excellence in Flight

Number of Aircraft: 177
Destinations:  150
Average Age of Aircraft: 10.4
Type of Aircraft: Airbus, Boeing ,Eurocopter
Detail of Fleet: Airbus A220-300, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300, Airbus A380-800, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737-900, Boeing 747-8, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 777-300, Boeing 777F, Boeing 787-9, Eurocopter EC135

Head Office: 9th floor of Korean Air Building, 117 Seosomun-Ro (3-41, Seosomun-dong), Chung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone Number: +82 21 588 20 01, +82 22 656 20 01
Fax Number: +82 22 656 72 89

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