Korean Air selects Amazon Web Services to accelerate digital transformation

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN) has announced that Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd., is moving its infrastructure to AWS, the company said.

Korean Air plans to leverage Amazon Simple Storage Services (Amazon S3) and AWS data warehousing and analytics services, such as Amazon Redshift and Amazon Athena, for its data lake project in order to improve business intelligence and gain competitive advantage through data-driven insights.

As part of Korean Air´s all-in journey to AWS, the airline is migrating production workloads–including its website, loyalty program, flight operations, and other mission critical operations–to AWS and plans to shut down its data centers over the next three years.

Amazon Web Services has been the world´s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 125 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 57 Availability Zones.

Korean Air carries more than 26 million passengers in 2017. The airline operates over 460 flights per day to 124 cities in 44 countries on six continents; it has a modern fleet of 174 aircraft and employs over 20,000 professional employees. Korean Air´s core business includes passenger, cargo, aerospace, catering and in-flight sales.