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
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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