Korean Air Celebrates 30 Years in the Netherlands
Korean Air marked the 30-year anniversary of its scheduled service between the Netherlands and South Korea with a celebration at The Hague’s Madurodam Park, which was attended by industry representatives and Korean Air colleagues.
The Korean Ambassador to the Netherlands, Mr. Yun Young Lee; Amsterdam Airport’s head of aviation marketing, Ms. Maaike van der Windt and Mr. Guillaume Acolas, Korean Air commercial director for Europe attended the event to recognise the anniversary, alongside Korean Air’s regional manager Amsterdam Mr. Yun Hee Lee.
Madurodam is a famous miniature park and major tourist attraction, with Dutch landmarks, historical buildings and cities all built in miniature. There is a miniature Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where since 1989, the year that Korean Air commenced the route between Seoul and Amsterdam, a Korean Air B747 aircraft model has been displayed which even taxies on the runway.
Surrounded by the impressive miniatures of the Madurodam, guests celebrated Korean Air’s achievements in the Netherlands over the past 30 years and enjoyed traditional Korean entertainment and a prize draw.
The route between Amsterdam and Seoul is an important route for Korean Air, operating 4 up to 6 flights a week with B777-200 aircraft.
Korean Air’s regional manager Amsterdam, Mr. Yun Hee Lee said, “We are proud to celebrate both Korean Air’s 50th anniversary and 30 years in the Netherlands this year. The Amsterdam route has a great advantage as Schiphol is one of the busiest transfer airports and thanks to our SkyTeam Alliance partner KLM it is set to enjoy further growth. We remain committed to providing an excellent flight experience for our loyal customers who have supported Korean Air all these years. Go Korean!”
About Korean Air
Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world’s top 20 airlines carrying more than 26 million passengers in 2018. The airline operates over 460 flights per day to 124 cities in 44 countries on five continents; it has a modern fleet of 167 aircraft and employs over 20,000 professional employees. Korean Air’s core business includes passenger, cargo, aerospace, catering and in-flight sales. The airline’s main hub is at the Incheon (ICN) International Airport Terminal 2 which opened in 2018.
Korean Air is a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, which together with its 19 members annually welcomes 630 million passengers worldwide, on more than 14,500 daily flights, covering 1,150 destinations in 175 countries. The airline launched a joint venture partnership with Delta Air Lines in the trans-Pacific market in May 2018.
In 2019 Korean Air celebrates its 50th anniversary. With a vision to be a respected leader in the world airline community, Korean Air is dedicated to providing excellence in flight.
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