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American Airlines and Korean Air announce a codeshare agreement

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) and Korean Air (Seoul) have signed an agreement to begin codesharing. Pending regulatory approval, Korean Air will place its code on American Airlines flights between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Incheon International Airport (ICN) in Seoul, South Korea.

Once approved, the two carriers plan to sell codeshare flights for travel beginning in April 2015. The new agreement will allow Korean Air SKYPASS members to earn miles when traveling on American-operated flights between DFW and ICN.

American began serving Seoul in May 2013.

American’s route between DFW and Seoul is operated with a Boeing 777-200 aircraft. The airline is retrofitting all 47 of its 777-200s to refresh the cabins and enhance the premium experience on international flights. The retrofitted 777-200 features a Business Class product designed especially for American’s customers, with a fully lie-flat seat, direct aisle access and a private flying experience. The plane has a modern interior – including a walk-up bar – with unique lighting, a dramatic archway and a spacious look.

Top Copyright Photo: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-223 ER N776AN (msn 29582) of American Airlines arrives in London (Heathrow).

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Korean Air lands in Houston

Korean 777-200 Lands in Houston (Korean Air)(LRW)

Korean Air (Seoul) is now operating daily nonstop service between Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Incheon International Airport in Seoul. America’s largest Asian airline officially launched its Houston service on May 2, with the morning arrival of its Boeing 777-200 aircraft.

Nonstop flights connecting the two destinations will depart from the Terminal D facility at George Bush Intercontinental Airport every morning at 10:40 a.m. (CST Houston time), with the return flight departing Seoul at 9:10 a.m. local time at Incheon International Airport.

Korean Air, a member of the SkyTeam Alliance, already operates nonstop flights to Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Sao Paulo, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington, D.C.

Copyright Photo: Korean Air.

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Delta to launch new service from Seattle/Tacoma to both Seoul and Hong Kong

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) announced today it will add new daily nonstop service from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Seoul-Incheon International Airport and Hong Kong International Airport (both subject to government approval) beginning on June 2, 2014 and June 16, 2014, respectively.

Delta is able to offer new service to Seoul and Hong Kong due to strong support of from its local Seattle and Pacific Northwest customers as well as its strategic partnership with Alaska Airlines. The new service will complement existing service to Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo. All five destinations are the leading commercial centers in the region, a benefit for corporate customers traveling between the U.S. and Asia.

With these additions, Delta will serve 17 destinations in the Asia-Pacific region primarily via its U.S. gateways of Detroit, Seattle and Los Angeles, and via its hub in Narita. Since 2009, Delta’s Pacific capacity has increased over 20 percent, driven in large part by the development of Detroit and Seattle into core Asia gateways.

The Seoul flight will operate using a 210-seat Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft with 35 full-flat bed seats in BusinessElite, 32 seats in Economy Comfort and 143 Economy class seats.

Hong Kong service will operate using a 234-seat Airbus A330-200 aircraft with 34 full-flat bed seats in BusinessElite, 32 seats in Economy Comfort and 168 Economy class seats.

The Seattle-Tacoma area is one of Delta’s fastest-growing international gateways and last month the airline announced new nonstop service to London-Heathrow Airport beginning in March 2014. Since May, Delta service in Seattle/Tacoma has expanded from 33 peak-day departures to 13 destinations to its current schedule of 44 peak-day departures to 18 destinations, including six international markets. Delta has also invested $14 million in its facilities at Sea-Tac, including its recently completed lobby renovations, new Delta Sky Club, Sky Priority services, new gate area power recharging stations and expanded ticket counters.

Flight details for Seattle-Seoul service:

Flight Departs Arrives Service Begins
199 SEA at noon ICN at 3:30 p.m. (following day) June 2, 2014
198 ICN at 5:20 p.m. SEA at 12:05 p.m. (same day) June 3, 2014

Flight details for Seattle-Hong Kong service:

139 SEA at 1:30 p.m. HKG at 6:45 p.m. (following day) June 16, 2014
138 HKG at 10:00 a.m. SEA at 7:55 a.m. (same day) June 18, 2014

SEA-Asia Route Map: Delta’s growing Asian Route Map from SEA:

Delta 8:2013 SEA-Asia Routes

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Arriving at Sea-Tac from Tokyo (Narita) is this Airbus A330-323X N801NW (msn 524). Delta will use the smaller A330-200 version to HKG.

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Ethiopian Airlines to fly the Boeing 787 to Seoul starting on June 18

Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa) has announced that it will become the first African carrier to operate scheduled flights to Seoul (Incheon), the Republic of South Korea effective on June 18, 2013 using the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

Ethiopian will fly four weekly services to Incheon International Airport in Seoul and its inaugural flight will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ethiopia and South Korea.

Various ministers, ambassadors, high level officials, members of the business community and an Ethiopian cultural troupe will be on-board the inaugural flight. Joint high profile events such as government, business, trade, tourism, cultural and academic forums highlighting the great potential of the relations between the two countries are scheduled to take place in Seoul from June 19-21, 2013.

Seoul will be Ethiopian 73rd international destination. The inclusion of Seoul into Ethiopian network is part of Ethiopian Vision 2025 of connecting Africa with the major world economic and financial hubs.

Additionally the flag carrier is also using the Boeing 787 to open a new route to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil starting on July 1. The new route will operate three days a week via Lomé-Tokoin Airport in Togo.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-AOR (msn 34746) departs from Toronto (Pearson).

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American launches Dallas/Fort Worth-Seoul (Incheon) service

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) today (May 9) launched daily nonstop service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Incheon International Airport (ICN) in Seoul, South Korea.

The new service is operated as part of American’s joint business agreement with fellow oneworld®alliance member Japan Airlines-JAL (Tokyo).

The new route is operated with a Boeing 777-200 ER aircraft (above), featuring 16 Flagship Suite seats in First Class that transform into fully lie-flat 6-foot-6-inch beds with drop-down armrests. The aircraft will also feature inflight entertainment at every seat, including Korean movies and pop music (K-Pop), Hollywood movies (with Korean audio or subtitles), and games.

Daily DFW-ICN Service Schedule

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  • Departs DFW at 10:20 a.m. CT
  • Arrives at ICN at 2:50 p.m. KST the following day

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  • Departs ICN at 4:50 p.m. KST
  • Arrives at DFW at 4:05 p.m. CT the following day

Copyright Photo: Brian Peters. Boeing 777-223 ER N775AN (msn 29594) taxies at the large DFW hub.

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Emirates SkyCargo starts new freighter service to Osaka and Seoul

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates Airline (Dubai), commenced a new freighter service from Dubai to Japan and Korea on September 7.

The new service will operate one flight per week and serve the growing demand for air freight to and from Kansai International Airport and Seoul Incheon International Airport. Flight EK 9891 – using a Boeing 777F freighter with a cargo capacity of more than 100 tons – will depart Dubai every Thursday at 22:30 and arrive at Kansai at 12:40 the following Friday, and depart Kansai at 14:40 and arrive at Inchon at 16:10 same day.

Flight EK 9892 from Incheon to Dubai will depart from Incheon at 18:15 every Friday and arrive at Dubai at 22:45 on the same day.

Copyright Photo: Andi Hiltl. Boeing 777-F1H A6-AFG (msn 35613) climbs away from the runway at Zurich.