Ethiopia's flag carrier Ethiopian Airlines, one of Africa's fastest growing airlines, has signed a code share agreement with the award winning South Korean airline Asiana Airlines. The new partnership between the two Star Alliance members will provide passengers with more flight options and better connections between both Africa and Asia. The airlines will cooperate on code share flights between Seoul, Hong Kong and Addis Ababa. The four weekly code share flights have already commenced as of 29 August 2011.
Asiana Airlines is one of South Korea's two major airlines, along with Korean Air. Asiana has its domestic hub at Gimpo International Airport and its international hub at Incheon International Airport in Seoul. Asiana is a member of the Star Alliance and currently operates 14 domestic and 85 international passenger routes.