Korean Air is the largest airline of South Korea and operates from its base in Seoul to destinations all around the world. They're a full service airline and operate a mixed fleet of Boeing and Airbus aircraft, including the A380. In South Korea they operate the low cost airline Jin Air.
Name: Korean Air
Hub: Incheon International Airport
Rewards Program: Skypass
NZ Routes: Auckland directly to Seoul-Incheon
Partners: SkyTeam member
Classes of Travel: First, Prestige (Premium Economy) and Economy.
Meals: All meals and drinks (including alcohol) are included. Special meals available.
Entertainment: Movies, TV shows, music and games included with personal seatback screens.
Luggage Allowance: One piece of checked luggage up to 23 kilograms and one piece of carry on up to 7 kilograms included on all Economy fares. Increased allowances apply for higher classes (see below).
Seat Selection: Your House of Travel consultant can assign seats on most flights for no extra charge.
*Please note all the above info is for flights to and from New Zealand. Generally the same applies for all flights on to Europe and North America, but can differ between destinations in Asia.
- Korean Air has A380 aircraft with the entire upper deck made up of Prestige and First Class seats.
New Zealand: Auckland to Seoul-Incheon.
Seoul: To most major cities in Asia, Europe and North America.
Prestige: Prestige Class is Korean Air's version of Premium Economy. Seating varies across the fleet, but is generally much larger and some fold down to lie flat. The entertainment systems have larger screens as well as power outlets and USB ports. Checked luggage allowance is two pieces at 32 kilograms each, cabin is two pieces at 7 kilograms each.
First Class: Korean Air's First Class varies across significantly across its fleet. Please check with your favourite House of Travel agent for exact details. Checked luggage allowance is three pieces at 32 kilograms each, cabin is two pieces at 7 kilograms each.
Seoul-Incheon International Airport: Is one of the top ten busiest airports in the world, however it is particularly well known for being very quick to travel through which has it regularly featuring amongst the worlds best. As with most Asian airports, it has a multitude of facilities available including gardens, a casino, a spa and even a golf course, ice skating rink and the Museum of Korean Culture! The airport is located 48 kilometres west of Seoul and it takes about 45 minutes to travel between the two. Seoul also has a second airport, Gimpo, which receives most domestic flights for the city.