Korean Air is prepraing to begin the second phase of
its extensive refurbishing plan in all mid and long-haul passenger
flights by equipping them with next generation premium seats.
Investing $200 million, Korean Air will upgrade
a fleet of 32 passenger flights deployed on mid and long-haul
routes from this September to March 2011 by attaching next
generation premium seats. The airline will also refurbish a fleet
of 38 new aircraft such as Boeing 777-300ER to be delivered late
in May, and
Airbus A380s and
Boeing 787s, environment-friendly next generation aircraft.
Korean Air completed the first phase of its
extensive refurbishing plan for a fleet of 26 planes, including
Boeing 777-200s and Boeing 747-400s last year. Once the second phase is
complete in 2014, the airline will hold a total of 96 planes with
the new high-end facilities.
premium seats, consist of Kosmo Suites in First Class, Prestige
Sleeper in Prestige Class and New Economy in Economy Class, will
be unveiled when the airline accepts new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft late
Kosmo Suites - Korean Air named its First
Class next generation premium seat as Kosmo Suites. Kosmo Suites,
designed by Acumen, a world renowned design company based in the
UK, was created with the discerning taste of Korean Air’s VIP
customers in mind. The wood colored seats help bring a touch of
the natural world in to the cabin while the 180 degree lie-flat
beds have been 15cm (6 inch) widened to 67.3 cm (26.5 inch) to
provide passengers with added comfort.
Korean Air is also
enlarging its individual monitors to 58.4 cm (23 inches) to
enhance the airline’s state-of-the-art AVOD (Audio Video On
Demand) system. With one-touch controllers and big-sized screen
type partitions, Kosmo Suites ensures discreet privacy for each
customer while bringing in-flight enjoyment to new heights.
Prestige Sleeper - Korean Air’s new Prestige Class
seats, named as Prestige Sleeper, feature 180 degree lie-flat
sleepers and 188cm (74 inch) seat pitch, and are 36 cm (14inch)
wider than Prestige Plus, the current Prestige Class seats,
offering customers the level of comfort normally reserved for
First Class at other carriers. The new individual monitors are
12.7cm (5 inch) enlarged to 39cm (15.4 inch) to deliver the full
excitement offered by the AVOD system on board. Also, private
partitions and one-touch controllers are featured to provide the
private space customers demand, be it for catching up on paper
work or for some quite relaxation on board.
Economy - New Economy, ergonomically designed new Economy Class
seats, contains 5.6cm (2.2 inch)-enlarged individual monitors
which now measure 27cm (10.6 inch).
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