is displaying a mockup interior of an actual sized Airbus 380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft capable of carrying 550 passengers, at the Seoul Air
Show being held between 18-23 October.
The A380 mockup
is being displayed for the public at the Korean Air booth at the Seoul Air Show, which
is taking place at Seoul Airport.
The interior of the A380 mockup displays the interior of the middle part of the fuselage 11.3 meters in length with a height of 6 meters and 7 meters in width. The first floor
of the aircraft mockup is all economy class and the upper deck is all business class. The interior also displays a mini-bar and other convenient facilities such as a
computer work area for cabin crew.
Technological developments make the A380 more cost efficient by reducing the cost per seat by approximately 15%. In a mono-class configuration, the aircraft is
capable of carrying up to 800 passengers.
To date, Korean Air and fifteen other carriers have ordered a total of 159 passenger and cargo A380s.
Korean Air signed a contract for five firm orders of the A380s’ in October 2003. The airline plans to configure its First and Prestige (business) classes with enhanced
service options while also ensuring that Economy class is more spacious and convenient to meet the growing needs of today’s customers.
The 380’s will be added to Korean Air’s fleet in early 2008 and used on high traffic, long-haul routes.
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