On March 1, 1969, Korean Air started off as a small airline in Asia with only eight planes. Since then, they have strived to develop new markets and improve customer services through continuous changes and investments. Now 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 in Seoul, South Korea. Korean Air is a founding member airline of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance formed in 2000. The alliance currently consists of 19 member airlines flying to 1,150 destinations in over 175 countries worldwide with more than 14,500 flights every day. Korean Air's international passenger division and related subsidiary cargo division together serve 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 satellite headquarters campus at Incheon. Most of Korean Air's pilots, ground staff, and flight attendants are based in Seoul.