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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 more than 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 International Airport (ICN) Terminal 2.

Take Advantage Today

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

Earn Skywards Miles

Book with Korean Air and give your Emirates Skywards membership number to earn Skywards Miles.

The number of Skywards Miles you will earn depends on whether you are traveling on a domestic or international flight, the class in which you travel, the 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 10,000 Miles.

To book your reward ticket, let us know your trip details on Live Chat and one of our consultants will assist you right away. 

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

This list of destinations and Miles needed is not exhaustive and may be subject to change.

Route Economy Prestige
Not Available Not Available Not Available
Between Korea and Korea (domestic) 10,000 12,000
Between Korea and Northeast Asia 30,000 60,000
Between Korea and Southeast Asia 40,000 60,000
Between Korea and the Middle East 50,000 100,000
Between Korea and Southwest 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 Northeast Asia and Northeast Asia 40,000 60,000
Not Available Not Available Not Available
Between Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia 40,000 60,000
Between Northeast Asia and Southwest Asia 50,000 75,000
Between Northeast Asia and Europe 70,000 105,000
Between Northeast Asia and the Middle East 70,000 105,000
Between Northeast Asia and Oceania 70,000 105,000
Not Available Not Available Not Available
Between Southeast Asia and Southeast Asia 40,000 60,000
Between Southeast Asia and Europe 85,000 125,000
Between Southeast Asia and the Middle East 85,000 125,000
Between Southeast Asia and North America 85,000 125,000
Between Southeast Asia and Oceania 85,000 125,000
Not Available Not Available Not Available
Between Southwest Asia and Southwest Asia 50,000 75,000
Between Southwest Asia and Europe 95,000 140,000
Between Southwest Asia and the Middle East 95,000 140,000
Between Southwest Asia and North America 95,000 140,000
Between Southwest 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 and the Middle 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 DC
Northeast 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
Southeast 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
Southwest Asia Mumbai, Kathmandu, Tashkent, Colombo, Male

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.
  • Only round-trip reward tickets are permitted.
  • 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 must be paid separately.
  • Children and infants occupying a seat and traveling on reward tickets will be required to redeem the same number of Miles as adult travelers. Infant rewards are not permitted.
  • Other restrictions apply.
  • Emirates Skywards Program Rules apply