Korean Air A380 Service Launch on 1 June 2011 to Tokyo and Hong Kong

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Korean Air A380

Korean Air A380

17 January 2011, Seoul, Korea – Korean Air today announced the launch of its A380 flights to between Seoul and Tokyo and Hong Kong starts on 1 June 2011.  Tickets for these flights are now open for sale.

The airline will begin its A380 service between Tokyo/Narita and Seoul/Incheon on 1st June with the flight leaving Incheon International Airport at 10:10 a.m. Once the plane returns to Seoul/Incheon the plane will then depart for Hong Kong that afternoon.

Korean Air will gradually expand its A380 service to Bangkok in July, once the second A380 arrives and the third A380 to New York will be launched in August and Los Angeles in October.

Korean Air’s A380 is one of the most spacious in the industry. Korean Air’s Business Class, called Prestige Class, will have 94 full-flat sleepers with 188cm (74 inches) between seats and extra large seat partitions offering the comfort and privacy normally reserved for First Class passengers on other airlines. The Economy Class seats are spaced at 86cm (34 inches) apart and Korean Air’s Prestige Class pitch is 188cm (74 inches).

The airline’s A380 will have a total of only 407 seats: 12 First Class and 301 Economy Class seats on the first level, and the 94 Prestige Class seats on the upper deck.  It is the first airline to devote the entire A380 second level to the business flyer.

Korean Air has ordered ten A380 aircraft with the first five to be delivered by the end of 2011 and an additional five by 2014.

Work advances on four A380s for Korean Air at the final assembly line in Toulouse. The very first A380 is taxiing (21 October 2010).

Work advances on four A380s for Korean Air at the final assembly line in Toulouse. The very first A380 is taxiing (21 October 2010).

The introduction of the super jumbo aircraft is expected to increase passengers from China, Japan, and East Asia transferring to the US and Europe, accelerating Incheon International Airport’s goal of becoming a global aviation hub.

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