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Korean Air Launches A380 Flights to Tokyo and Hong Kong; Bangkok Next

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Korean Air has launched its first-ever Airbus A380 commercial flights with services between Seoul Incheon and both Tokyo Narita and Hong Kong.

Korean Air has ordered ten A380 aircraft with the first five to be delivered by the end of 2011 and the remaining five by 2014. The airline will gradually expand its A380 services to popular short-haul routes in Asia, such as Bangkok in July, followed by long-haul routes to major destinations in Europe and North America, such as New York in August, Paris in September and Los Angeles in October 2011.

Configured in a three-class layout with just 407 seats in total, the lowest configuration of any A380 operator thus far, Korean Airís double-decker A380s feature 12 First Class Kosmo Suites and 301 Economy Class seats on the main lower deck, and 94 lie-flat Prestige Sleeper seats in Prestige Class (business class) on the upper deck.

Korean Air has also taken the bold step of being the first carrier globally to devote an entire deck of this giant aircraft to a single class.

All seats are equipped with Korean Airís highly acclaimed AVOD in-flight entertainment system.

A new onboard bar and lounge area has been fitted onto the new A380s. The new lounge, located at the rear of the upper deck, is a unique mix of Asian aesthetic and functionality and is equipped with a staffed bar serving a range of signature cocktails exclusively created for Korean Air.

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