Korean Air is to make its next generation
premium seats available on more routes as parts of its ongoing
commitment to making air travel more enjoyable for its passengers.
This week, Korean Air
increased from three to nine the number of routes offering next
generation premium seats, following the scheduled delivery of
Boeing 777-300ER and refurbishment of Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.
The new seats will be offered on long-haul business routes to
Americas, including Incheon-Los Angeles, Incheon-Washington D.C.
and Incheon-Seattle, as well as mid-haul business destinations in
China and Southeast Asia, such as Incheon-Beijing, Incheon-Shanghai
and Incheon-Hong Kong.
Additionally, flights on the Incheon-Jakarta
route featuring the new seats will begin to operate daily starting
from the end of this month.
Currently a total of
four Korean Air aircraft are equipped with the next generation
premium seats; three recently delivered Boeing 777-300ERs and a newly
refurbished Boeing 777-200ER. Four more Boeing 777-200ERs are scheduled to
enter into service by next March, taking to eight the number of
aircraft equipped with the new seats.
launched next generation premium seats, Kosmo Suites (First
Class), is the pinnacle of luxurious travel, bringing a touch of
nature to the cabin while feature 180 degree lie-flat beds that have been
widened by 15.3cm to provide passengers with added comfort.
Prestige Sleeper (Prestige Class) features 180 degree lie-flat
sleepers with 66cm wider pitch than the current Prestige Class
seats, offering customers the level of comfort normally reserved
for First Class at other carriers.
Also, an enhanced
state-of-the-art AVOD system, offering a 16:9 wide screen and over
60 movies, 40 short features, 300 CDs, 40 games and 15 audiobooks,
will deliver a richer entertainment experience to passengers in
Upon the completion of the second
phase of the refurbishment plan by April, 2011, Korean Air will
have a fleet of 70 aircraft equipped with state-of-the-art
facilities serving its mid and long-haul routes. Also, the airline
will eventually operate 96 premium aircraft by 2014 including
environmental friendly next generation aircraft scheduled to be
delivered from next year, such as 10
Airbus 380s and 10
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