Flying to Chicago
Asiana Airlines to launch Incheon-Chicago route from July 30, strengthening its flight network in U.S.

Asiana Airlines said it will launch three weekly flights to Chicago from Incheon from July 30, the air carrier announced recently.
Planes will depart from Incheon at 7 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday every week and arrive in Chicago at 6 p.m. the next day. Return flights will leave Chicago at 1 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday each week and arrive at 5 a.m. the next day in Incheon.
Asiana said its direct flight routes will be extended to Midwest of the United States from the West coast and East coast with the opening of its direct flight between Incheon and Chicago, facilitating passengers traveling to the Midwest region of North America to strengthen the air carrier's flight network in the U.S.
In celebration of the occasion, the air carrier will offer a special discount to customers who hold air travel tickets leaving between Aug. 6 and Sept. 5 and want to buy air tickets on the new air route. They will only have to pay 1.1 million won for the round trip ticket.
Chicago is one of the three largest cities in the U.S., as a center of logistics and goods distribution with the third largest Korean community next to New York and Los Angeles. Korean residents in Chicago are expected to benefit from Asiana's new air route.
The air carrier will put into service B747-400 jet passenger plane into the new route and transport 60,000 passengers annually.

Asiana's E-Ticket Service

Air carrier expands the service making international air tickets available at travel agencies
Asiana Airlines launched e-ticket service at travel agencies across the country so that customers would be able to purchase tickets for its international services from June 24, the air carrier announced recently.
The airline started its first e-ticket service in July last year for the first time in the country, but it was limited to telephone, Internet, the airline's ticket counters and branches, accounting for about 10 percent of total ticket sales. But from June 24, the ticketing service will be expanded to include all travel agents making it possible for customers to buy e-tickets at counters of all travel agents in the country.
The move improved the ticketing service system for customers as it would keep the e-ticket service secure from losses and damage for those individuals and groups who bought international line tickets through the electronic sales system.
Customers can make reservations or pay for tickets through telephone or Internet and use the number given by the airline and exchange it with air tickets at airline counters at the air port on departure days. They also can have ticket price guideline and e-ticket information through e-mail or fax.

Mini-homepage in Cyworld

Asiana Airlines has opened a new homepage, "Asiana"on June 19 to provide air flight information including new destinations and air ticket discounts, among others, the air carrier said recently.
Visitors to the homepage will be offered opportunities to participate in various events, especially for those with special tie-up relations with the homepage.
To celebrate the event, the air carrier held three special events until June 19, the opening date of the new homepage.
First, customers who download 5 photos they took at foreign destinations, the airline provided two-way tickets to Saipan to five of those customers selected from the lottery; Second, the airline gave two-way tickets to 10 customers, who scrapped information on the mini-home page; Third, Asiana gave 50 acorns to 40 customers who wrote best comments.
The air carrier provided not only information on tours, but also information on jobs with the airline, especially stewardesses on its new homepage, "Asiana."The air carrier converted its homepage( into a travel portal community in July last year and has been operating it.

Asiana Airlines?new homepage "Asiana."

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