Korean Air has announced a code-share agreement with Air Tahiti Nui, on the Seoul-Papeete (via Tokyo) route, commencing 1 March 2014. The codeshare on the flights to Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, located on the island of Tahiti, will provide increased convenience and choice to Korean Air’s passengers travelling to Tahiti.
Among Korean Air’s five daily flights to Tokyo Narita Airport, the most convenient flight for connections to Papeete departs from Seoul’s Incheon International Airport at 10:10 and arrives in Narita at 12:30 the same day. Air Tahiti Nui’s flight, operated by an A340-300 seating 294 passengers, departs from Narita on Monday and Saturday at 17:55 and arrives in Papeete at 10:05 the same day. The return flights will depart from Papeete on Friday and Sunday at 08:10, arriving in Narita at 15:25 the following day. Korean Air’s flight departs from Narita at 17:00 and arrives in Incheon International Airport at 19:50.
Codeshare is an aviation business partnership through which a flight operated by one airline, is jointly marketed by one or more other airlines. The purpose of code share is to facilitate travel for travelers, by allowing them to travel across the networks of multiple airlines with a single reservation, in order to reach their final destination.
Korean Air currently has code share partnerships with 32 airlines on 184 routes worldwide, including SkyTeam partner airlines such as Delta and Air France. Korean Air will continue to expand opportunities for code share partnerships in order to provide the most convenient schedules for its passengers.