U.S. Dept. of Transportation Green Lights Delta-Korean Air Transpacific Joint Venture

By Anna Breuer on 18 November 2017
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DSC_0498Delta Air Lines announced late Friday that the U.S. Department of Transportation approved its planned joint venture with Korean Air.

The two carriers announced the transpacific joint venture last March.

Once approved by the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the agreement would see the two carriers share the cost and revenue on flights, as well as coordinate schedules. In addition, members of Delta’s SkyMiles and Korean’s Skypass frequent flyer programs would be able to earn and redeem miles on flights operated by the other carrier.

“We look forward to offering our customers the leading customer experience across the Pacific,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s CEO, adding that the joint venture will provide customers with “seamless connections, world class facilities and amenities on the ground and in the air, as well as substantial frequent flyer benefits.”

In June of this year, Delta introduced new daily service to Seoul, South Korea from Atlanta. Prior to that, the two airlines expanded their codeshare agreements.

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