Korean Air donates to California Science Center to create Korean Air Aviation Gallery Korean Air donates to California Science Centerto create Korean Air Aviation Gallery[Photo 1]Korean Air's Chairman and CEO, Walter Cho (left), and the President and CEO of the California ScienceCenter, Jeffrey Rudolph, at the site of the future Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center(Seoul, September 21, 2023) -Korean Air has announced a $25 million donation, along with its retired Boeing 747 aircraft, to the California Science Center to create the Korean Air Aviation Gallery at the future Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center.The Gallery will have a diverse exhibition of almost 20 aircraft, plus a Boeing 747 airliner fuselage that will be the Gallery’s centerpiece. The Gallery’s collection will also include a replica of the Wright Brothers’ 1902 Glider, a Harrier T4 jump-jet and a historic F-100 Super Saber.“The Los Angeles area has welcomed our airline and it’s an honor to give back to this great community,” said the airline’s Chairman Walter Cho. “Los Angeles was Korean Air’s first U.S. destination and we’re proud to be an integral part of its aviation story and history. This facility will provide learning opportunities and hopefully inspire young people to be more curious about aviation and its impact on society.”Cho said the 747 exhibit will showcase the transformative technology and ongoing impact of the iconic aircraft. People can see the plane’s enormous scale and elegant design, and take a simulated flight from Los Angeles to Seoul in a theater on the airplane’s main deck. Other hands-on experiences include a Wind Tunnel exhibit, providing the opportunity to experiment in a wind tunnel lab to understand the forces that make planes fly; and a Design-a-Plane exhibit, offering a unique lesson in aircraft design and engineering."We are deeply grateful to our colleagues at Korean Air for their tremendous generosity and partnership in creating a world-class science learning experience that will not only benefit the children and youth of our shared Los Angeles community but will inspire visitors from across the world,” remarked California Science Center President and CEO, Jeffrey Rudolph. 2023-09-22Report Korean Air Korean Air partners with Korean national esports team for Hangzhou Asian Games Korean Air partners with Korean national esports teamfor Hangzhou Asian Games(Seoul, July 27, 2023)-Korean Air has become an official partner of the Korean national esports team for the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, which will commence in September.Esports will make its debut at the Asian Games, and Korean Air will promote the airline’s brand to esport fans around the world on this special occasion.Korean Air will engage in various marketing activities around the Games. The airline’s logo will be displayed on the official uniforms of the national esports team, and the airline will also launch social media campaigns to offer esports fans in Korea a chance to win tickets to the Games. 2023-07-27Report Korean Air Korean Air introduces airline branded ‘KAL’s Lager’ Korean Air introduces airline branded ‘KAL’s Lager’(Seoul, July 26, 2023)-Collaborating with award winning Korean brewery, Playground Brewery, Korean Air is introducing its own branded craft ‘KAL’s Lager’ to the delight of travelers.The beer embodies a delightful harmony of tropical fruit aromas and a refreshing taste, delivering a smooth and enjoyable drinking experience. The lager is packaged in a can that captures the excitement of travel, featuring an aircraft soaring in the blue sky.KAL’s Lager will be available at Korean Air’s lounges at both Incheon and Gimpo International Airports from July 27. The airline’s customers will be able to enjoy the special beer onboard from September.KAL’s Lager will also go on sale exclusively at Emart24 convenience stores and on its mobile application.Customers can currently accrue one mile per KRW 2,000 when their total purchase amount is over KRW 10,000 at Emart24. From July 27 to September 30, customers who buy over KRW 10,000 worth of canned beer including KAL’s Lager can earn additional SkyPass miles.Korean Air will also hold a special event exclusively for Emart24 customers. The airline will give away two North America round-trip economy class tickets, three sets of domestic round-trip economy class tickets, and 50 Korean Air teddy bears through a raffle draw. During the promotion period, customers who accumulate SkyPass miles through Emart24 will automatically qualify for entry into the special event. 2023-07-26Report Korean Air Korean Air CEO awarded ATW’s Excellence in Leadership Award Korean Air CEO awardedATW’s Excellence in Leadership Award (Seoul, June 4, 2023) - Korean Air Chairman and CEO Walter Cho was awarded the Excellence in Leadership Award at Air Transport World’s (ATW) 49th Airline Industry Achievement Awards ceremony in Istanbul, Türkiye on June 2.Launched in 1974, the ATW Airline Industry Achievement Awards are some of the most coveted honors an airline or individual can receive; recipients are selected after undergoing a rigorous evaluation process conducted by a global judging panel of editors and analysts.Walter Cho was recognized for his role as a key leader in the global aviation industry as a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Board of Governors and Chairman of the SkyTeam Alliance Board.Cho’s leadership and crisis management has widely been recognized over the course of the pandemic, as he successfully navigated the COVID-19 crisis and made the bold and historic decision to acquire Asiana Airlines. Walter Cho has also strengthened the airline’s global presence by launching the most comprehensive transpacific joint venture partnership with Delta.“I’m very humbled to receive this award, and I share this with all of my employees and colleagues at Korean Air, and our valued customers that continue to support us, as well as our great partner, Delta,” said Walter Cho at the awards ceremony.Korean Air was also recognized for the past two years as ATW’s 2021 Airline of the Year and 2022 Cargo Operator of the Year. Cho has also received numerous awards for his outstanding leadership such as FlightGlobal’s 2022 Air Cargo Leadership Award and Orient Aviation’s 2021 Person of the Year. 2023-06-04Report Hanjin Group Korean Air and Delta celebrate five years of transpacific joint venture Korean Air and Delta celebrate five years of transpacific joint venture (Seoul, June 1, 2023) - Korean Air and Delta Air Lines are celebrating the fifth anniversary of the leading joint venture partnership between the U.S. and Asia, a partnership that continues to grow traffic through the region’s premier connecting hub at Incheon International airport (ICN).The partnership has improved customer experience, enhanced its combined network and benefited more than 7 million customers since launching in May 2018. Korean Air and Delta rapidly grew connecting passengers at ICN to 2,000 per day each way, an increase of more than 40% in five years despite the COVID-19 pandemic.Today, Korean Air and Delta offer 18 peak day departures between Seoul-Incheon and the U.S., connecting more than 290 destinations in the Americas and over 80 destinations in Asia in 44 countries."Through our five-year partnership, we have delivered exceptional convenience and services to our customers who fly with us across the Pacific and beyond," said Keehong Woo, President of Korean Air . "We are excited to continue bringing our customers the ultimate travel experience, as we keep evolving and strengthening our joint venture going forward.”“We are proud of how we achieved the leading position in the trans-Pacific together with Korean Air the past five years, which is all thanks to the dedication of our people,” said Peter Carter, Delta’s Executive Vice President - External Affairs. “We are also excited for how this best-in-class joint venture will continue to deliver for our customers, our business partners and our employees for many more years to come.”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 serviceLaunched seamless check-in powered by SkyTeam technology that enables digital check-in via both Korean Air and Delta’s apps or websitesAligned baggage allowances and priority boarding for corporate customersOffered reciprocal benefits on Korean Air’s SKYPASS and Delta’s SkyMilesReduced connecting time with convenient flight schedulesThroughout this year, Korean Air and Delta will run multiple campaigns and events to celebrate the joint venture’s anniversary under a new fifth anniversary logo.On June 1, over 200 employees and partners of the joint venture held a celebration in Seoul to commemorate the important milestone of the partnership. 2023-06-01Report Korean Air Korean Air Unveils Aircraft Dedicated to Employees Korean Air Unveils Aircraft Dedicated to Employees(Seoul, April 30, 2023)- During a recent employee appreciation event, Korean Air unveiled a unique way to show its gratitude: a 777-300ER aircraft featuring the names of its over 20,000 staff worldwide.Painted on the sides of the plane's classic livery are the phrases “Our Pride” and “We are Korean Air” along with thousands of names of the airline’s employees from around the globe. This custom aircraft joins Korean Air’s fleet of 25 Boeing 777-300ERs and will fly on multiple long-haul routes to Europe, the Americas and Australia, among others.The aircraft was introduced at Korean Air’s Family Day weekend on April 29-30, where close to 9,000 airline employees and their families were treated to food trucks, cotton candy stands, massage chairs, photo booths and play zones at the airline’s Seoul Gimpo hangar. Children also participated in safety sessions, including hands-on CPR sessions hosted by Korean Air’s in-house Aeromedical Center.Stars from the Korean Air Jumbos volleyball team were on the scene to take pictures with fans and hand out autographed volleyballs.Korean Air organized the event to recognize its employees’ resolve and hard work and to provide an opportunity for family members and friends to better understand the airline.In showcasing the special livery at the employee event, the airline demonstrated its commitment to actively support a positive workplace culture, and will continue to introduce policies that allow its people to feel connected to the company and its culture. 2023-04-30Report Korean Air Korean Air operates charter flight to transport Türkiye earthquake relief supplies Korean Air operates charter flight to transport Türkiye earthquake relief supplies(Seoul, March 20, 2023)- Korean Air operated a special charter flight departing from Seoul Incheon at 00:25 am bound for Istanbul to transport relief supplies for the Türkiye earthquake.The Boeing 777 freighter carried 45 tons of relief goods ranging from tents to sleeping bags and blankets. They will be delivered to those affected by the earthquake through the Türkiye’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).This special flight was organized in conjunction with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of Korea and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to send humanitarian support.Korean Air said, “Contributing to the communities we serve is one of our core values, and we are grateful to play our role in the delivery of vital relief goods to Türkiye.”In February, Korean Air’s holding company, Hanjin KAL also donated USD 500,000 for Türkiye earthquake relief efforts, for local relief activities and damage recovery.Based on its extensive global network and air cargo transport expertise, the airline has actively participated in relief activities by providing free-of-charge transport of humanitarian supplies to disaster zones around the world, including the dam collapse in Laos (2018); floods in Peru (2017); cyclone in Fiji (2016); Kumamoto earthquakes (2016); floods in Myanmar and earthquake in Nepal (2015). 2023-03-20Report Korean Air Korean Air partners with YG Entertainment Korean Air partners with YG Entertainment(Seoul, March 15, 2023)- Korean Air and YG Entertainment (YG) have signed an agreement to promote Korean culture globally. Korean Air Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Kenneth Chang and YG Co-CEO Hwang Bo Kyung participated in the signing ceremony on March 15 at the Korean Air headquarters.The agreement will be a stepstone in further promoting K-culture and its brand value by leveraging Korean Air’s extensive global network and YG’s role as a pioneer in K-pop culture.As a first step, Korean Air is to become the official airline sponsor of YG artist Blackpink’s world tour, and will provide discounted plane tickets and waive additional baggage fees for artists and staff part of the tour until August this year. YG will provide concert tickets, signed CDs and posters for Korean Air’s SKYPASS members. Korean Air passengers will also be able to enjoy a special welcome message by Blackpink on board.Korean Air and YG will continue to seek innovative methods to collaborate and create synergy by utilizing the two companies’ strengths."Although the aviation and entertainment sectors have different characteristics, we expect Korean Air's solid global network and YG's insight in K-pop content to be leveraged to create synergy," said the airline’s CMO, Kenneth Chang.Korean Air is actively promoting Korean culture by expanding its in-flight entertainment choices to include more Korean dramas, entertainment shows and K-pop. The airline has also recently introduced new traditional Korean meal options from braised mackerel, spicy pork wraps and acorn jelly to Korean-style vegan options. 2023-03-15Report Korean Air Korean Air CEO wins ATW’s Excellence in Leadership Award Korean Air CEO wins ATW’sExcellence in Leadership Award(February 15, 2023)- Walter Cho, Korean Air Chairman and CEO, has been awarded the prestigious Excellence in Leadership Award by Air Transport World (ATW).Launched in 1974, the ATW Airline Industry Achievement Awards are some of the most coveted honors an airline or individual can receive. This year’s 49th awards ceremony will be held in Istanbul on June 2.“Since taking the helm at Korean Air in 2019, Walter Cho has rapidly gained a worldwide reputation for industry vision and dynamic management. His nimble and out-the-box thinking, particularly with regard to airline partnerships—especially the transpacific joint venture with Delta Air Lines—and the company’s cargo business, made Korean stronger than ever through the worst times of the pandemic. As chair of the SkyTeam global alliance board and a member of the IATA board of governors, Mr. Cho has emerged as an excellent leader at Korean and across the industry,” said Air Transport World.Cho’s leadership and crisis management have been widely recognized over the course of the pandemic, as he successfully navigated the COVID-19 crisis and led the airline to attain record high profits both in 2021 and 2022.Amid many uncertainties during COVID-19, Cho made the bold and historic decision to acquire Asiana Airlines, the biggest deal in the global aviation industry during the pandemic. Once the acquisition is complete, Korean Air will become one of the world’s top 10 airlines.“The unprecedented pandemic crisis has proven the importance of connectivity, our industry’s core value. The entire Korean Air team, along with our partners, combined our efforts to maintain connectivity for both passengers and cargo, even when strict border controls were in place. I genuinely appreciate ATW’s recognition of our efforts and am humbled to receive the award on behalf of everyone at Korean Air. I trust the year 2023 will be dynamic and exciting for all of us, and Korean Air will adapt to changes and provide reliable services to our customers and partners, and keep evolving,” said Walter Cho.Korean Air was recognized for the past two years as ATW’s 2021 Airline of the Year and 2022 Cargo Operator of the Year. Cho has also received numerous awards for his outstanding leadership such as FlightGlobal’s 2022 Air Cargo Leadership Award and Orient Aviation’s 2021 Person of the Year. 2023-02-15Report Hanjin Group Korean Air to resume more European routes from March Korean Air to resume more European routes from March(Seoul, January 20, 2023)- Korean Air took first place in the air passenger transportation sector of the 2022 Global Customer Satisfaction Index (GCSI) awards on June 23.safety. Korean Air will resume services to four major destinations in Europe starting from March. After a 3-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the airline will restart the Prague and Zurich routes from the end of March, followed by the resumption of the Istanbul and Madrid routes at the end of April.Starting from March 27, the airline will resume its operations to Prague three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The flights will depart from Incheon at 12:45 pm and arrive in Prague at 4:55 pm. The returning flights will depart from Prague at 6:50 pm and arrive in Incheon at 11:50 am on the following day.Flights between Incheon and Zurich will begin from March 28 and operate three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Flights will depart from Incheon at 12:20 pm and arrive in Zurich at 5:30 pm. Returning flights will leave from Zurich at 7:30 pm and arrive in Incheon the following day at 1:35 pm.From April 24, flights to Istanbul will resume operation three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Flights will depart from Incheon at 1:40 pm and land in Istanbul at 7:40 pm, while the returning flights will leave Istanbul at 9:20 pm and arrive at Incheon at 1:25 pm the next day .The Incheon-Madrid route will resume from April 25 with services three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Flights will leave Incheon at 11:35 am and arrive in Madrid at 6:00 pm, while flights departing from Madrid will depart at 8:00 pm and arrive in Incheon the following day at 3:55 pm.Prague, Zurich, Istanbul and Madrid are all very popular tourist destinations loved by Koreans for their rich history and culture.Prague, one of the most popular travel destinations in Eastern Europe, is home to many UNESCO world heritage sites, where travelers can experience medieval times at the historic towns and villages. Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city and serves as a gateway and hub to the Swiss Alps. The prominent peaks that represent Switzerland - Matterhorn, Jungfrau, Schilthorn, and Mont Blanc - attract millions of travelers across the world for their dramatic scenery.Turkiye, the popular travel destination connecting Europe and Asia, is known for many famous tourist and vacation spots, including Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, and Antalya. Following non-scheduled flights once a week last year, the airline will resume its regular flights to accommodate increasing travel demand to Turkiye.Madrid is considered to be one of the symbolic tourist cities with options such as a day trip to Toledo, the hometown of Don Quixote, and a tour of the prestigious soccer club Real Madrid stadium. Korean Air also resumed its operations to Barcelona last year.Korean Air will continue to resume suspended routes and increase frequencies as travel demand increases. 2023-01-20Report Korean Air
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