Ambassador to the World
Culture and Art Sponsorships
Cultural Sponsorship of Top Museums
Korean Air participates in programs for spreading and supporting culture through various methods. To help more visitors enjoy the discoveries and experiences of visiting renowned museums, we provide multimedia devices at the Louvre, the British Museum and the State Hermitage Museum. Korean Air plans to consistently contribute support for international cultural heritage projects so that all generations can enjoy the arts.
Travel Photo Contest
Korean Air hosts its Travel Photo Contest in order to promote traveling and to identify prospective amateur photographers. 2017 marked its 24th anniversary, and the Korean Air Travel Photo Contest is recognized as the nation’s top amateur travel photo contest.
Ilwoo Space is a gallery for photography and art, located in Seosomun. The gallery is 10m wide and 3.7m tall. It provides an opportunity for people to have easy access to cultural arts within the city.
Ilwoo Photography Award
The Ilwoo Photography Award was established in 2009 to identify photographers with exceptional talent and passion. Every year, prominent photographers are selected and are awarded support for work production and exhibition. In particular, award recipients in the publishing field are provided with an exclusive publication opportunity with “Hatje Cantz” — a world-renowned German publishing company specializing in art book publications — in order to provide assistance for engaging the international art world.
Korean Air Future Artist Olympiad
Each year, Korean Air hosts the children’s “Korean Air Future Artist Olympiad” at the Korean Air hangar. The first place winner is awarded with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Minister Prize, and also an opportunity to visit Boeing, Airbus, and other aircraft production sites. In addition, the first place artwork is wrapped on the aircraft body and fly all over the world.
Young Artist Collaboration
The Korean Air and Young Artist Collaboration is a contest intended for university and college students. Since 2013, Korean Air has hosted a design contest for university and college students on an annual basis in order to identify and support future artists.
Korean Air supports the positive effects of sports in our society, and we are making a continuous effort to support our athletes.
As a part of these efforts, our Chairman Yang Ho Cho acted as the chairman for the bid of 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and Pyeongchang was ultimately selected as the host city for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
The Korean Air Jumbos Volleyball team was founded in 1969, delighting fans with their high-spirited performances based on their unique teamwork and power. The establishment of the professional volleyball league in 2005 enabled the team to be an integral part of reviving the popularity of volleyball in Korea.
Korean Air consistently supports and promotes prominent athletes. Our athletes have won medals in three consecutive Olympic events — 2000 Sydney Olympics, 2004 Athens Olympics and 2008 Beijing Olympics — which contributed to the rise of Korea’s international standing.
The Korean Speed Skating team was founded in February 2011 to contribute to the advancement of Korean winter sports. Korean national speed skating athletes Lee Seung-Hoon and Mo Tae-Bum are affiliated with Korean Air, and we are providing the utmost assistance for our athletes.
Through the Excellence Program, a select group of Korean artists and high-level athletes are selected. Their international activities are supported by Korean Air in the name and pride of Koreans.