Korean Air has announced that it will operate a codeshare partnership with Myanmar Airways International (MAI).
This will enable MAI to place its “8M” code on Korean Air’s Seoul-Yangon service and facilitate future cooperation between the two airlines in areas including passenger traffic, safety, inflight services, flight operations and maintenance.
In June last year Korean Air started its direct flight to Yangon (see story here), Myanmar, and increased the service to daily from late December. A 138-seat Boeing 737-800 is deployed on this route.
Both Myanmar (see story) and Yangon (story) have experienced increased investor interest after the lifting of many economic sanctions on the country in April last year. A vast number of international airlines have begun flying to the city as a result (see here).
Korean Air has also acquired a 44 per cent stake in Czech Airlines, becoming its second-largest shareholder.
Korean Air plans to expand its European network through Prague Airport by increasing its codeshare flights and improving its connection schedules with Czech Airlines. The Czech carrier is also planning direct flights between Prague and Incheon Airport in Seoul twice a week.
Korean Air is the first Korean carrier to acquire a stake in a foreign airline.
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