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ITA Airways and Korean Air sign frequent flyer agreement as part of the Volare program

ITA Airways and Korean Air have signed a frequent flyer agreement

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  • Passengers can accumulate and redeem points on both carriers, in addition to SkyPriority
    benefits dedicated to Elite Plus members
  • More than 100 destinations are available on the Korean Air network

Rome, 24 November 2022 – ITA Airways and Korean Air have signed a frequent flyer agreement as part of
Volare, the Italian flagship carrier’s loyalty program. A member of the SkyTeam Alliance, Korean Air is the South Korean air carrier and the first airline partner of the Volare loyalty program.

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Innovative and attentive to market demands, Korean Air operates daily flights to more than 100 destinations
worldwide through its hub in Seoul and, in partnership with ITA Airways, it will ensure Volare members
domestic and international connectivity with major capitals.

By choosing to fly with Korean Air, as an Alliance airline, SkyTeam Elite Plus members will be able to enjoy
SkyPriority services, including priority check-in and boarding, drop-off and extra baggage, priority access at
transit counters and security checkpoints.

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There are numerous benefits for members who choose to fly with Korean Air: in fact, the possibility to
accumulate points is also extended to flights operated by Korean Air. Members will only need to enter their
Volare frequent flyer numbers when booking or checking in to accumulate Volare points.

“We are delighted to announce our partnership with Korean Air. For us, this agreement represents a further
step in our growth strategy within SkyTeam,” said Emiliana Limosani, CCO of ITA Airways and CEO of
Volare. “Since ITA Airways officially joined SkyTeam, we have been working continuously with all partner
carriers to ensure that frequent flyers enjoy the benefits and advantages of the Alliance. All services in our
Volare program clubs will soon be extended to airlines in this network, giving our members access to more
than 1,000 destinations and services worldwide. Likewise, all SkyTeam members will also have access to
points accrual.”

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Pursuing the goal of customer centricity at the core of ITA Airways loyalty program, Volare is ready to welcome
even more airlines and commercial partners in the coming months to offer its members even more choice and
personalisation options, not only during their travel experience

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Qantas Announces New Non-Stop Direct Flights from Perth to Paris

Qantas Announces New Non-Stop Direct Flights from Perth to Paris

Qantas has launched new direct flights between Perth and Paris, reconnecting Australia and France for the first time in 20 years.

This new route reduces the travel time between the two cities by approximately three hours and stands as the longest non-stop flight to France globally.

Initially, the flights will operate four times per week during the busy European summer and the Olympic and Paralympic periods, before scaling down to three services per week from mid-August. This new service will provide an additional 75,000 seats between Australia and Europe annually.

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Perth will serve as the gateway to Paris for travelers from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and other major Australian cities. French tourists will also benefit from seamless connections to over 60 destinations across Australia, allowing them to explore the country’s natural wonders.

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The flights will be operated using Qantas’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which is designed for long-haul travel. Passengers will enjoy large windows, high cabin humidity, and mood lighting to help them feel refreshed upon arrival.

To celebrate the new Paris route, Qantas has introduced several customer initiatives. These include limited edition Martin Grant-designed pyjamas with matching amenity kits and Neil Perry-curated menus for the Business cabin, featuring classic French dishes like Bouillabaisse of snapper and Skull Island prawns and a French 75 cocktail.

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Additionally, a special selection qantas movies list celebrating French cinema, including films such as Amélie and Midnight in Paris, will be available on the international inflight entertainment system throughout July. qantas inflight entertainment movie list 2024.

This route launch follows a significant agreement between Qantas and Perth Airport, aiming to expand the airline’s western hub. This agreement, along with the Group’s fleet renewal program, is set to add 4.4 million additional seats to and from Perth by 2031.

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