ITA Airways and South Korean carrier Korean Air have signed a codeshare agreement.
According to the carriers, the partnership will facilitate trade relations between the two countries and will provide more travel options for customers via the respective hubs of Rome Fiumicino and Seoul Incheon.
Korean Air will now apply its KE code to 11 Italian destinations – Bologna, Venice, Turin, Trieste, Genoa, Bari, Brindisi, Florence, Catania, Palermo, Naples – and five international destinations – Madrid, Barcelona, Athens, Cairo and Munich – connecting with Rome Fiumicino airport.
ITA Airways, meanwhile, will place its AZ code on services operated by Korean Air from Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa to Seoul Incheon. The agreement will also extend to domestic flights to Pusan and Daegu as well as the Japanese cities of Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Sapporo.
The two carriers said they are already working to expand the scope of cooperation, with the aim of offering further travel combinations.
Including the agreement with Korean Air, ITA Airways has established 32 codeshare deals since launching in 2021. The nascent Italian carrier was also recently acquired by German airline group Lufthansa.