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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.

Earn Skywards Miles

Book with Korean Air and quote your Emirates Skywards membership number to 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


Spend Skywards Miles

Spend Skywards Miles on Korean Air to over 123 destinations starting at 8,000 Miles.

To book a flight using Skywards Miles with Korean Air, click on Spend now, choose Book Classic Rewards Flight and select search partner flights only. You will then be able to check the availability of flights and use your Miles at checkout.

The table below shows the number of Skywards Miles you need for a one-way reward flight. You’ll need twice the number of Miles for a return reward flight.


One way distance (miles) Economy Class Prestige Class
0-250 8,000 16,000
251-500 10,000 20,000
501-1000 14,000 28,000
1001-2000 20,000 40,000
2001-3000 26,000 52,000
3001-4000 32,000 64,000
4001-5000 38,000 76,000
5001-6000 44,000 88,000
6001-7000 52,000 104,000
7001-15000 60,000 120,000

Important information

Earn Miles

  • To claim missing Skywards Miles for flights completed within the last six months, provide your flight details using Live Chat.
  • Miles can only be earned on Korean Air operated flights and are not valid on codeshare flights.
  • The following classes are not eligible to earn 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

Spend Miles

  • Reward tickets are subject to availability.
  • Reward tickets are only valid on Korean Air operated flights with the flight code KE.
  • Miles needed as stated is for direct flights only. Where no direct service is operated two or more rewards may be required.
  • Reward flights can be booked for both one-way and round-trip travel.
  • Reward ticket coupons cannot be used out of sequence.
  • All flights must be confirmed at the time of redemption. Waitlists are not permitted.
  • Reward tickets are valid for 12 months from the original ticketed date with a maximum stay of three months.
  • Reward values are exclusive of taxes, fuel surcharge and other charges. These need to be paid separately.
  • Children and infants occupying a seat and travelling on reward tickets will need to redeem the same number of Miles as that of an adult member. Infant rewards are not permitted.
  • Other restrictions apply.
  • Emirates Skywards Programme Rules apply