Korean Air has commenced the refurbishment of
all its mid and long-haul passenger aircraft by installing them
with next generation premium seats.
Between now and April 2011, Korean Air
will refurbish 32 mid and long-haul passenger aircraft
such as its Boeing 777s and Airbus A330s with the
installation of the recently launched Kosmo Suites
(First Class), Prestige Sleeper (Prestige Class) and New
Economy (Economy Class) seats.
This is the second phase of the
airlineís extensive refurbishment plan for its fleet,
which include nine Boeing 777- 200s, four B777-300s, three
A330-200s and sixteen A330- 300s, all of which have
been in service for more than 6 years.
average of 25 days to complete an aircraft, this $200
million project involves the replacement of 9720
seats with the help of 28,800 technicians per year.
addition, seats in all classes will be fitted with
the latest AVOD (Audio Video On Demand) systems.
The recently launched next generation premium seats,
Kosmo Suites and Prestige Sleeper will be installed
on long-haul aircraft such as B777-200s.
such as B777-300s, A330-200s and A330- 300s will be
upgraded with 180 degree lie flat Sleeper and 170
degree comfortable Prestige Plus seats.
ergonomically designed new seats will be installed in
Economy Class of all designated aircraft.
enhanced state-of-the-art AVOD system, offering a 16:9
wide screen over 60 movies, 40 short features,
300 CDs, 40 games and 15 audio books, will deliver a
richer entertainment experience to passengers in all
Refurbishment of the first aircraft in
Korean Airís hanger in Gonhang-dong, Seoul, is
expected to complete in 29 days.
Upon the completion of
the second phase of the refurbishment plan in April,
2011, the airline will have a fleet of 70 aircraft
equipped with state-of-the-art facilities serving its
mid and long-haul routes.
By flying environmental
friendly next generation aircraft, such as
Boeing 787, Korean Air will eventually operate 96 premium
aircraft by 2014.
First Class - Kosmo Suites (Long-haul)
Designed by Acumen, Kosmo Suites seats cost
250 million KRW per seat. The wood colored seats help
bring a touch of nature to the cabin while the 180
degree lie-flat beds have been widened by 15.3cm to
provide passengers with added comfort. 23 inches of
enlarged individual monitors enhance the airlineís
state-of-the-art AVOD system. With one-touch
controllers and big-sized screen type partitions for
Sleeper Seat (Mid-haul)
mid-haul aircraft such as B777-300s, A300- 200s and
A330-300s. 180 degree lie-flat beds with 83-inch
pitch and 20.6-inch width guarantees maximum comfort
and freedom during the flight. Also, 17-inch LCD
monitor brings a movie theater and widened partition
- Prestige Sleeper (Long-haul)
Prestige Sleeper seats feature 180 degree
lie-flat sleepers, with 66cm wider pitch than the
current Prestige Class seats. The seat partitions have been
enlarged to provide maximum privacy for business
Prestige Plus (Mid-haul)
Ergonomically designed Prestige Plus seats offer
added comfort and privacy. 170 degree lie-flat beds
secure personal space regardless of the reclining
position by using the one-touch button. 39.1cm wide
screen is used for better viewing experience.
Economy Class - New Economy (All routes)
seats are ergonomically designed with a slimmer seat
back to secure more leg space. To maximize the
comfort of customers, the seat is also specially
designed as the bottom cushion will slide forward
when the seat is reclined.
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