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.

Take Advantage

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

Spend Miles

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

The table below shows the numbers of Miles you need for a round-trip reward.

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 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 flight and ticket types: Group Inclusive Tour (GIT)/Inclusive Individual Fare (IIT) tickets, redemption awards, or free ticket promotions.
  • You will not earn Tier Miles on flights with Copa.
  • 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 for a fee of US$75.
    • A rush fee of US$75 applies for bookings made within 24 hours of outbound travel.
    • A rush fee of US$50 applies for bookings made within 7 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 Program Rules apply.