New code-shares added

Korean Air announced a new code-share agreement with its subsidiary, low-cost carrier Jin Air, on six routes from Incheon to Nagasaki, Okinawa, Macau, Guam, Kota Kinabalu and Vientiane starting March 29.

The code-share will allow Korean Air to offer ticketing and reservation services for the six routes operated by Jin Air using their own marketing flight identifier of KE.

Jin Air was established in 2008 and has a strong partnership with Korean Air, which was commissioned to refurbish its aircraft.

Both carriers are working closely together to meet growing demand for premium, full-service, low-cost air travel.

Their latest code-share agreement gives Korean Air the opportunity to break into new markets and expand their market share, while Jin Air can benefit through Korean Air’s wide existing sales network.

Korean Air also has code-share agreements with 30 other airlines such as Air France and KLM, covering 335 routes in total.

Double Asia miles

To mark the Hong Kong Dragonair launch from Tokyo’s Haneda airport on March 31, Cathay Pacific and Dragonair are offering a Double Asia Miles campaign on flights from Japan heading to Hong Kong or Taipei.

The offer is valid for passengers residing in Japan who have purchased return flights departing from Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sapporo and Okinawa between April 1 and June 30.

Newly introduced routes to Manchester, Zurich and Boston via Hong Kong will also be eligible for the double mileage promotion.

For example, purchasing an Eco-toku 3 fare to one of the three new destinations can be eligible for up to 30,000 Asia miles, the equivalent of two round trip flights within Japan.

New members will also be awarded 500 bonus miles.

Club upgrades, additions

United Airlines has announced upgrade plans for its United Clubs, which include a new menu, extensive club renovations and a hospitality-focused approach to customer service.

United is replacing its current menu with delicious healthier choices, including a Greek yogurt bar and hot oatmeal station. The menu was introduced at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport in early March, with the rest of United Clubs worldwide to follow suit by the end of the year.

The airline also has plans to renovate clubs at Chicago O’Hare, Washington Reagan, Hong Kong, Tokyo Narita and Los Angeles, as well as to build new clubs in Atlanta and San Francisco.

The new designs will showcase both United’s unique aviation history and offer panoramic views of modern-day aviation.

In addition, United will incorporate a new, comprehensive customer service program that reflects today’s standards of the hotel and hospitality industry.

“We’re making major changes in our United Clubs to give our customers the elevated, hospitality-centric service and experience they deserve and expect. This year will be transformational,” said Jimmy Samartzis, vice president of customer experience.

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