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Korean Air
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Founded 1946 (as Korean National Airlines)
Commenced operations 1969
Alliance SkyTeam
Fleet size 180
Destinations 150
Company slogan Excellence in Flight
Headquarters Seoul, South Korea
Website koreanair.com

Korean Air Lines Co. Ltd., operating as Korean Air, is the largest airline and flag carrier of South Korea based on fleet size, international destinations and international flights. The airline's global headquarters are located in Seoul, South Korea. Korean Air was founded as Korean National Airlines in 1946. After several years of service and expansion, the airline was fully privatized in 1969.

Korean Air international serves 127 cities in 44 countries, while its domestic division serves 12 destinations. It is among the top 20 airlines in the world in terms of passengers carried and is also the top-ranked international cargo airline.

Incheon International Airport serves as Korean Air's international hub. Korean Air also maintains a headquarters campus at Incheon. The majority of Korean Air's pilots, ground staff, and flight attendants are based in Seoul.

Korean Air is the parent company of Jin Air and is a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance. It was voted Asia's best airline by Business Traveler readers in 2012.

Korean Air is also involved in aerospace research and manufacturing.

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