Korean Air, the flag carrier of South Korea, has announced an extended codeshare agreement with China Airlines, increasing the flights offered by Korean Air between South Korea and Taiwan. Commencing 20th April 2015 flights will be added between Seoul and Kaohsiung and also between Busan and Taipei. The new codeshare agreement will commence on 20th April 2015, following regulatory approval.

A codeshare is an aviation business partnership whereby a flight operated by one airline, is jointly marketed by one or more other airlines. The agreement will allow Korean Air to sell tickets with its marketing flight number KE on the flights operated by China Airlines.

Prior to the extended agreement Korean Air, code sharing with China Airlines, offered a total of 25 flights per week on just the Seoul – Taipei route; fourteen flights operated by Korean Air and eleven flights operated by China Airlines. The new codeshare agreement will allow Korean Air to provide an additional twenty-one flights between South Korea and Taiwan (seven flights on the Seoul – Kaohsiung route and fourteen flights on Busan – Taipei route), offering more flexibility, convenience and choice to passengers.

In addition, members of Korean Air’s frequent flyer program Skypass will accumulate points when using the codeshare agreement to purchase Korean Air tickets for China Airlines flights.

Korean Air currently has codeshare partnerships on 195 routes with 33 airlines worldwide, including Air France, Aeromexico and China Southern. Korean Air will continue to expand opportunities for code share partnerships in order to provide the most convenient schedules for its passengers.

Reference : Korean Air Flight schedule to Taiwan

Seoul to or from Taipei

Flight Schedule Details
Route Flight Departure Arrival Day Aircraft
from Seoul to Taipei KE691 10:35 12:05 Daily A330-300
from Seoul to Taipei KE693 16:30 18:00 Daily B737-800
from Seoul to Taipei KE5691/CI161 12:35 14:10 Daily A330-300
from Seoul to Taipei KE5693/CI163 20:35 22:10 Mon/Tue/Fri/Sat B737-800
from Taipei to Seoul KE692 13:25 17:00 Daily A330-300
from Taipei to Seoul KE694 19:10 22:50 Daily B737-800
from Taipei to Seoul KE5692/CI160 07:45 11:10 Daily A330-300
from Taipei to Seoul KE5694/CI162 16:10 19:35 Mon/Tue/Fri/Sat B737-800

KE5691/KE5693/KE5692/KE5694 : Codeshare flights operating by China Airlines

Seoul to or from Kaohsiung

Flight Schedule Details
Route Flight Departure Arrival Day Aircraft
from Seoul to Kaohsiung KE5165/CI165 11:25 13:25 Daily B737-800
from Kaohsiung to Seoul KE5166/CI164 06:40 10:25 Daily B737-800

 KE5165/KE5166 : Codeshare flights operating by China Airlines

Busan to or from Taipei

Flight Schedule Details
Route Flight Departure Arrival Day Aircraft
from Busan to Taipei KE5695/CI189 11:20 12:40 Mon/Tue/Fri B737-800
from Busan to Taipei KE5695/CI189 12:05 13:25 Wed/Thu/Sun B737-800
from Busan to Taipei KE5695/CI189 11:50 13:10 Sat B737-800
from Busan to Taipei KE5697/CI187 20:20 21:40 Mon/ Tue/ Sat B737-800
from Busan to Taipei KE5697/CI187 20:50 22:10 Wed/Thu/Fri B737-800
from Busan to Taipei KE5697/CI187 20:50 22:15 Sun B737-800
from Taipei to Busan KE5696/CI188 07:00 10:20 Mon/ Tue/ Fri B737-800
from Taipei to Busan KE5696/CI188 07:45 11:05 Wed/ Thu/ Sun B737-800
from Taipei to Busan KE5696/CI188 07:30 10:50 Sat B737-800
from Taipei to Busan KE5698/CI186 16:00 19:20 Mon/ Tue/ Fri/ Sat B737-800
from Taipei to Busan KE5698/CI186 16:30 19:50 Wed/ Thu/ Sun B737-800

KE5695/KE5697/KE5696/KE5698 : Codeshare flights operating by China Airlines