Flexjet, Korean Airlines Form Alliance

 - May 14, 2010, 4:06 PM

Bombardier Flexjet and Korean Airlines formed a marketing alliance that allows fractional owners from the former company who use the international airline for overseas travel to have access to premium services. Additionally, the newly created Flexjet Connect allows Korean Air passengers to secure private jet travel throughout the U.S. on Flexjet’s all-Bombardier aircraft fleet. All flights in the Flexjet Connect program will be operated by U.S.-based Part 135 operator Jet Solutions. “This first-of-its-kind collaboration with Korean Air adds value to our program offerings, while further expanding our global reach,” said Flexjet president Fred Reid.

As part of the marketing alliance, Flexjet fractional owners will receive incentives to purchase first-class tickets on Korean Air when traveling between the Americas and East Asia and other benefits, including elite status for one year. This latter benefit includes privileges such as access to Korean Airlines’ Prestige Class Lounges, first-class check-in and luxury concierge service throughout select airports. Korean Air has 10 gateways in the U.S. and two in Canada.

Korean Air passengers participating in the program have guaranteed access to more than 5,000 U.S. airports with as little as 24 hours’ notice on the Flexjet fleet.