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Korean Air

Korean Air is one of the world's top 20 airlines carrying more than 26 million passengers in 2017. The airline operates over 460 flights per day to 123 cities in 43 countries on six continents; it has a modern fleet of 169 aircraft.  The airline's main hub is at the newly-opened Incheon (ICN) International Airport Terminal 2.

Take Advantage Today

Earn and spend Skywards Miles on Korean Air flights across their network of over 123 destinations.

Take Advantage

Earn Skywards Miles

The number of Skywards Miles you will earn depends on whether you are travelling on a domestic or an international flight, the class of travel, fare type and the distance flown:
  • Economy Class - 1 Skywards Mile per mile flown
  • Prestige Class - up to 1.35 Skywards Miles per mile flown
  • First Class - up to 2 Skywards Miles per mile flown
Book with Korean Air and quote your Emirates Skywards membership number to earn Skywards Miles.

Spend Miles

Spend your Skywards Miles to book return reward flights with Korean Air in Economy Class and Prestige Class. You can use your Skywards Miles for travel in either direction betwee the cities listed.

The table below shows the numbers of Miles you need for a return reward flight.

Route Economy Prestige
Not Available Not Available Not Available
Between Korea and Korea (domestic) 10,000 12,000
Between Korea and North East Asia 30,000 60,000
Between Korea and South East Asia 40,000 60,000
Between Korea and Middle East 50,000 100,000
Between Korea and South West Asia 50,000 75,000
Between Korea and Europe 70,000 105,000
Between Korea and North America 70,000 105,000
Between Korea and Oceania 70,000 105,000
Not Available Not Available Not Available
Between North East Asia and North East Asia 40,000 60,000
Not Available Not Available Not Available
Between North East Asia and South East Asia 40,000 60,000
Between North East Asia and South West Asia 50,000 75,000
Between North East Asia and Europe 70,000 105,000
Between North East Asia and Middle East 70,000 105,000
Between North East Asia and Oceania 70,000 105,000
Not Available Not Available Not Available
Between South East Asia and South East Asia 40,000 60,000
Between South East Asia and Europe 85,000 125,000
Between South East Asia and Middle East 85,000 125,000
Between South East Asia and North America 85,000 125,000
Between South East Asia and Oceania 85,000 125,000
Not Available Not Available Not Available
Between South West Asia and South West Asia 50,000 75,000
Between South West Asia and Europe 95,000 140,000
Between South West Asia and Middle East 95,000 140,000
Between South West Asia and North America 95,000 140,000
Between South West Asia and Oceania 95,000 140,000
Not Available Not Available Not Available
Between Oceania and North America 110,000 165,000
Between Oceania and Europe 128,000 256,000
Between Oceania andMiddle East 128,000 256,000

The table below shows the zones applicable for redeeming Miles

Zone Countries and regions
Europe Amsterdam, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Prague, Rome, Saint-Petersburg, Vienna, Zurich
Middle East Dubai
North America Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Honolulu, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington D.C.
North East Asia Aomori, Akita, Beijing, Changsha, Dalian, Fukuoka, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Hefei, Irkutsk,Jinan, Kagoshima, Komatsu, Kumming, Mudanjiang, Nagoya,  Nanjing, Nanning, Niigata, Oita, Okayama, Okinawa, Osaka, Qingdao, Sapporo, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taipei, Tianjin, Tokyo (Narita, Haneda), Tunxi,  Ulaan Bator, Urumqi, Viadivostok, Weihai,  Wuhan, Xian, Xiamen, Yenji, Zhengzhou
Oceania Auckland, Brisbane, Nadi, Sydney
South East Asia Bangkok, Cambodia, Cebu, Chiang Mai, Da Nang, Denpasar, Guam, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Koror, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Nha Trang, Penang, Phuket, Siem Reap, Singapore, Yangon
South West Asia Mumbai, Kathmandu, Tashkent, Colombo, Male

Important information

Earn Skywards Miles
  • The following fare types are not eligible to earn Skywards Miles:
    • International flights: A,O,X,Q,T,G,N,S,U,V
    • Domestic flights:  A,O,X,Q,T,G,N,U,V,L,K
  • Skywards Miles cannot be earned on the following flights and ticket types: Group Inclusive Tour (GIT) / Inclusive Individual Fare (IIT) tickets, redemption awards or on any free ticket promotions.
  • You will not earn Tier Miles on your flight.
  • Skywards Miles will be credited within six weeks of completing your journey.
  • To claim missing Skywards Miles for flights completed within the last six months, please complete the claim Miles form 
Spend Skywards Miles
  • Reward seats are subject to availability. 
  • Reward tickets can be issued on Korean Air flights (with the flight code KE) operated by Korean Air 
  • Reward tickets are not valid on codeshare flights 
  • Skywards Miles stated are for direct flights only. Where no direct service is operated two or more rewards may be required.
  • Reward tickets are valid for 12 months from date of issue.
  • Reward flights are for return trips.
  • Reward bookings must be confirmed at the time of redemption. Waitlists are not permitted.
  • Reward ticket coupons cannot be used out of sequence.
  • The Skywards Miles required for a reward ticket for an adult and child are the same.
  • For flight and/or date changes prior to departure, please contact Emirates Skywards.
  • Refund of Reward Tickets
    • Expired Skywards Miles will not be reinstated.
    • Fully unused reward tickets can be refunded at a fee of USD 75.
    • A rush reward fee of USD 75 applies for bookings made within 24 hours of outbound travel.
    • A rush reward fee of USD 50 applies for bookings made within seven days of outbound travel.
    • All fees and charges exclude any local taxes (if applicable)
  • Please visit the Korean Air website to find out about baggage allowances.
  • Emirates Skywards Programme Rules apply.