United to drop codeshare with Asiana on San Francisco-Seoul

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United Airlines will drop its code from flights on Asiana Airlines between San Francisco and Seoul Incheon, the move coming less than a month after an Asiana flight on the route crashed at San Francisco International airport.

The Chicago-based Star Alliance member says that the decision was driven by the "on-going investigation of the recent flight 214 crash".

Seoul-based Asiana's flight from San Francisco to Seoul also operates as United 7980 and the return flight as United 7979.

Asiana 214 crashed during landing at San Francisco on 6 July, killing three of the 207 passengers and crew onboard.