Green light for Delta and KAL alliance

HONG KONG, 5 April 2018: Delta Air Lines and Korean Air will launch a new partnership  that will offer customers travel benefits across their trans-Pacific route networks.

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

Korean Air chairman and CEO, Cho Yang Ho said: “With the recent relocation to Terminal 2 at Incheon Airport alongside Delta, we will be able to provide seamless service to our customers.”

The combined network gives Delta and Korean Air’s 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 a codeshare agreement on each other’s networks on flights between the US and Asia

It will also deliver improved reciprocal loyalty programme benefits, include faster earning of miles on Korean Air’s SKYPASS and Delta’s SkyMiles programmes.

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.