Learn more about the Korean Air joint venture. Every joint venture, code share, and ownership stake is unique. Learn more about what makes this relationship different from others. This page reviews the fundamentals surrounding the Korean Air JV, including route structure and other important facts. In addition, this page discusses the timeline involved in this agreement, highlighting various milestones.


  • SkyTeam alliance formed with Delta and Korean as two founders
  • Delta and Korean Air announce expanded cooperation
  • JV agreement signed
  • Regulatory approvals attained to launch JV

JV Fundamentals

  • JV will combine to serve more than 290 destinations in the Americas and more than 80 in Asia
  • The airlines will expand codeshare flights on trans-Pacific routes
  • Airlines will share costs and revenues on flights within the scope of the JV
  • Delta currently serves Seoul from 3 cities: ATL, DTW, & SEA
  • Currently, Korean Air’s passenger operations serve 11 U.S. territories and cities with 16 peak day departures to Seoul, compared to Delta’s 3 peak day departures

More about Korean Air


Arbitrator Upholds ALPA’s Korean Air JV Scope Grievances

Arbitrator Upholds ALPA’s Korean Air JV Scope Grievances The arbitrator who heard the first four Korean Air JV Scope grievances—MEC Grievance Numbers 18-22, 19-03, 19-04 and 19-08— has issued a liability award on all eight Scope violations alleged by ALPA. The...

Pacific Flying

Source: OAG (schedule snapshot as of 28 July 2019)Delta Pacific flying has been on a steady decline since 2013 Delta’s Pacific flying came within less than one flight/day from the minimum There have been 15 Scope violations in the Pacific related to KAL; a...

Chairmans Letter AUG 15, 2019

Fellow Delta Pilots,Last week, the Delta MEC met in special session to receive an update on negotiations, discuss scope and provide the Negotiating Committee with direction on this important subject. I want to give you a brief overview of our actions and what’s on...