Korean Air and ITA Airways announce new codeshare agreement 

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Seoul-based Korean Air and Rome-based ITA Airways have announced that they have reached an agreement to commence a reciprocal codeshare. Under the arrangement, each carrier’s flight prefix code will be displayed on certain flights operated by the other partner. 

The flights included under the agreement’s terms will provide seamless ticketing and connections for ITA Airways passengers traveling from Rome (FCO) and Milan (MXP) Airports in Italy to Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) and onwards to six destinations in Korea and beyond. Although operated by Korean Air, these flights will carry the Italian carrier’s AZ flight prefix code. 

Likewise, Korean Air passengers will be able to book a single ticket through Korean Air to travel to Italy and fly onwards on ITA Airways flights across Europe. These flights will also carry the Korean Air prefix code of KE.   

The codeshare agreement commences on November 21, 2023. 

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The codeshare agreement allows several benefits for passengers. These include traveling on a single ticket, facilitating easier check-in procedures, baggage being booked through to the passenger’s final destination, and the potential to earn points in each respective carrier’s loyalty program.  

Korean Air-operated flights on which the ITA Airways code will be carried include from Seoul Incheon to Busan (BUS), Daegu (TAE), Fukuoka (FUK), Milan (MXP), Nagoya (NGO), Osaka (KIX), Rome (FCO) and Sapporo (CTS).  

Meanwhile, ITA Airways flights on which the Korean Air code will be displayed are Rome Fiumicino (FCO) to Athens (ATH), Barcelona (BCN), Bari (BRI), Bologna (BLQ), Brindisi (BDS), Cairo (CAI), Catania (CTA), Florence (FLR), Genoa (GEN), Madrid (MAD), Munich (MUC), Naples (NAP), Palermo (PMO), Trieste (TRS), Turin (TRN) and Venice (VCE).  

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