Korean Air Reviews
In the beginning, it was known as “Korean Air Lines” founded in 1962 by the South Korean Government, to replace Korean National Airlines and was owned by Hanjin Transport Group on March 1, 1969.
On March 1, 1984, after redesigning the company logo to Taeguk, the name was changed to “Korean Air.” Taeguk is a word from Middle-Chinese which means “absolute.” This is also the symbol found on the center of the Korean flag.
Mr. Cho Yang-Ho was a manager in America’s Regional Headquarters of Korean Air in 1974 and really made his way up, and in 1999 became the Chief Executive Officer of the airline. The current CEO and chairman of Korean Air, Mr. Cho is a 66-year-old Korean and is also the chairman of the Hanjin Transport Group.
FACTS about Korean Air
The largest airline in South Korea is known as Daehan Hanggong in their language or Korean Air Line Co., Ltd. but is operating as Korean Air. The main hubs of the airline are found at Seoul Gimpo International Airport and Seoul Incheon International Airport with a fleet size of 158 consisting of 29 Airbus A330, 10 Airbus A380, 40 Boeing 737 Next Gen, 37 Boeing 747, and 42 Boeing 777. To expand, they are ordering 2 new Boeing 787.
Korean Air is in alliance with SkyTeam, and did you know the airline is a parent company of Jin Air? Also, in 2018, Korean Air will be a sponsor of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Recently, SkyTrax has nominated Korean Air as a “Leading international airline” and they have also been consecutively nominated since 2010 as “Asia’s Leading Airline” and “World’s Most Innovative Airline – First Class.”
InFlight with Korean Air
Passengers in flight on Korean Air are served with a choice of Western cuisines or their famous Korean dishes with selections of juices, soft drinks or bottled water. However, the meals may vary depending on whether you’re flying Economy, Prestige or First Class.
Seat back AVOD (audio/video on demand) is the entertainment offered to passengers of Korean Air. Customers enjoy a wide selection of the latest movies, TV shows, music, and games.
Like other airlines, Korean Air has a frequent flyer program called SKYPASS and by earning Miles (pointing system) every time a customer flies with Korean Air, they are entitled to hotel reservations, car rental services, and bonus flight tickets.
Official Website and Mobile App
The PC version of their official website looks friendly and accommodating. The header gives customers the features to book a flight, check-in online, schedule flights, and check flight status.
The upper part of the page lets customers select their country and language; this option is really customized by Korean Air to ensure customers would understand every detail on the page.
(The image below shows a sample of the language selector of the website once clicked)
The lower part of the official website promotes the airline’s latest deals and shows images of tourist attractions and prices depending upon the package’s offer.
The mobile version’s features are similar to the PC version like booking international or domestic flights, check-in online, flight schedule and status, managing booking, and ticketing. All of these features are in one app which is available on the App store and Google Play Store.
How To Reach Them?
- Website URL: www.koreanair.com
- Contact Number: +82 22 656 20 01
- Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax Number: +82 22 656 72 89
- Head Office Address: Korean Air Operations Center, 1370, Gonghang-Dong,
Gangseo-gu, Seoul, 157712, South Korea
I enjoyed reading various Korean Air reviews; the Korean airline really had set the stage to entertain their passengers. Well, in my words, I really love the airline knowing it provides a vibe of its own culture. As expected, the airline is running on the 38th place out of 100 airlines worldwide. Penny for your thoughts? Feel free to leave a comment below.