Korean Air and Delta Air Lines are celebrating the fifth anniversary of their transpacific joint venture partnership between the US and Asia, a partnership that continues to grow traffic through the region’s premier connecting hub at Incheon International Airport (ICN).
Launched in May 2018, the partnership has benefited more than 7 million customers, rapidly growing the connecting passenger numbers at ICN to 2,000 per day each way, an increase of more than 40 percent in five years despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, Korean Air and Delta offer 18 peak day departures between Seoul-Incheon and the US, connecting more than 290 destinations in the Americas and over 80 destinations in Asia in 44 countries.
Throughout their partnership, Korean Air and Delta have worked closely to develop comprehensive and aligned products and services to ensure a consistent and industry-leading customer experience, including:
- Introduced new Minneapolis and Boston to Incheon service
- Launched seamless check-in powered by SkyTeam technology that enables digital check-in via both Korean Air and Delta’s apps or websites
- Aligned baggage allowances and priority boarding for corporate customers
- Offered reciprocal benefits on Korean Air’s SKYPASS and Delta’s SkyMiles
- Reduced connecting time with convenient flight schedules
Throughout this year, the two airlines will run multiple campaigns and events to celebrate the joint venture’s anniversary under a new fifth anniversary logo.