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Asiana inaugurates codesharing with American

Date Posted: 1998-07-10

Officials at Asiana Airlines of Korea, announced the inauguration of codesharing with American Airlines, effective Tuesday. With the arrangement, American will put its AA designator code on all Asiana's flights between the United States and Seoul, Korea.

This system will allow American to add Trans-Pacific routes to its present international network and help passengers travel from any of their U.S. domestic points to destinations in Korea while they accrue and redeem mileage on Asiana.

Asiana Airlines will also benefit by American's established domestic network and be able to provide better connection schedule to its passengers beyond U.S. gateway cities.

In the next phase, Asiana will put its OZ designator code on eleven of American's main domestic flights in the U.S. starting September.

The new agreement will allow passengers to enjoy through check-in system from origins to destinations from August. Passengers traveling on Asiana or American will then be able to transfer flights with just one check-in for their journey. Asiana and American already have a frequent flyer program partnership from last December.

Asiana operates three flights a week between Naha and Seoul, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Besides a direct connection between Okinawa and Korea, the flights offer excellent connections to destinations in the U.S. and has become one of the most popular routes among the military community in Okinawa on their frequent visits home.

American Airlines is one of the world's largest carriers with extensive route networks in the United States, Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean and Europe. Coupled with its regional partner, American Eagle, it offers more than 4,000 flights a day to more than 300 destinations world wide. Asiana serves 33 cities in 13 countries with 38 international routes.

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