Virgin Atlantic has announced a new codeshare agreement with Korean Air, offering customers more opportunities to fly seamlessly to South Korea and beyond.
The first phase of the new agreement, which launched yesterday (25 March), allows customers booking through Virgin Atlantic the opportunity to travel directly to Incheon Airport, in the South Korean capital Seoul. By June this year customers will be able to connect onwards from Incheon to a number of different destinations throughout Japan, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.
The codeshare with Korean Air marks the first step towards Virgin Atlantic’s entry to Seoul and grow the airline’s network in Asia. From May, services to Shanghai, China will resume, alongside an expanded codeshare with IndiGo throughout India and beyond.
Juha Jarvinen, Virgin Atlantic’s Chief Commercial Officer, commented, “We’re pleased to launch a codeshare with Korean Air, as we know such agreements bring an array of benefits to our customers. As one of Asia’s major carriers, Virgin Atlantic customers can benefit from its extensive route network, that will offer more choice throughout Asia and Australasia.
“Our enrolment into SkyTeam, of which Korean Air is a founding member, enhances customers benefits further. Our Flying Club members can enjoy SkyPriority benefits at both London Heathrow and Seoul Incheon as well as earning and redeeming miles across Korean Air’s network.”