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Korean Airís Second A380 to Fly to New York

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Korean Airís second Airbus A380 aircraft is being prepared to commence operations between Seoul and New York.

Starting from 9 August 2011, Korean Air will operate three flights a week on the Seoul/Incheon - New York route, and then will increase the frequency to 7 flights a week in September.

In August, operating every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, the flight will depart Seoul/Incheon at 11:00 and arrive in New York at 11:55 the same day.

The return flight will depart New York at 14:00 and return to Seoul/Incheon at 17:20 the following day.

The schedule for September onwards has yet to be confirmed.

Korean Airís second A380 is configured in a three-class layout with just 407 seats in total, the lowest configuration of any A380 operator so far.

 Korean Airís double-decker A380s feature 12 First Class Kosmo Suites and 301 Economy Class seats on the main lower deck, and 94 fully lie-flat Prestige Sleeper seats in Prestige Class (business class) on the upper deck.

The A380s also boast inflight facilities such as the worldís first ĎDuty Free Showcaseí and a new onboard bar and lounge area.

Korean Air has ordered ten A380 aircraft; three of which will be delivered by the end of 2011 and the remaining five by 2014.

The airline will gradually expand its A380 service to major destinations in Europe and North America, such as Paris and Los Angeles by the end of this year.

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