Korean Air

Korean Air, also commonly known as Korean Airlines, is the flag carrier of South Korea regularly ranked as one of the world’s best airlines for its consistently excellent service and reliability. The airline has two primary operating bases at Incheon International Airport and Gimpo International Airport and offers flights to over 120 destinations across the globe including Dubai International Airport. Founded in 1946 as Korean National Airlines, the airline adopted its current name in 1984 and has expanded significantly in recent decades. As a member of the SkyTeam alliance, Korean Air also has its own frequent flyer program called SKYPASS and is headquartered in Seoul.

*This information is correct as of February 2017

Why Fly with Korean Air

How to Check in

Korean Air offer flyers a number of different ways to check-in including online or at the airport. Those wishing to check-in online can do so from 48 hours up to 1 hour before international flights and 40 minutes before domestic flights, except on flights to the United States, Canada and the UK when check-in opens 24 hours before departures. Those looking to check-in at an airport counter are able to up to 40 minutes before international flights and 20 minutes before domestic flights, except for flights to North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa which close 1 hour before. Alternatively, passengers are able to utilize self-service check-in kiosks available at 17 airports to beat the queues.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

Those flying with Korean Air are entitled to bring baggage to check-in, although how much you are allowed varies significantly according to your destination and cabin class. For those flying to or from Europe, the Middle East, Africa or Oceania, Economy travelers are allowed one bag up to 23kg, while in Prestige Class this is increased to two bags up to 32kg each. First Class passengers can bring even more baggage with a limit of three bags up to 32kg each. Those in Economy Class can bring a second bag for an additional fee of 475AED*, while all classes are allowed more bags at an added cost of 730AED*. Travelers are also permitted to bring hand baggage to take on board - those in Economy are allowed one item up to 12kg, while this is increased to two items up to 18kg in Prestige and First Class.


Korean Air flights offer a regular Economy Class alongside premium Prestige and First Class seating for those who like to fly in style. Travelers in Economy can look forward to spacious legroom with a seat pitch of 32-34 inches, while in Prestige Class you can stretch out with a seat pitch of 58-80 inches. In First Class passengers can enjoy either a flat-bed seat or suite with a seat pitch of 82-83 inches.

Booking Fees

Travelers booking flights with Korean Air will not be charged any hidden fees.

* These prices are converted from USD to AED and correct as of February 2017. Always check with the airline for the most up-to-date price conversion.

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