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Korean Air Unveils New Lounge at Los Angeles Airport

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Seoul, (March 25) – Korean Air, America’s largest Asian airline, has unveiled its new lounge for Prestige and First class passengers and the twenty SkyTeam customers at Los Angeles Airport (LAX), one of the biggest gateways in the west coast of USA.

Located on the fifth floor in the Tom Bradley International Terminal of the Los Angeles Airport, the new lounge was designed by Gensler, a global integrated architecture and design firm which has contributed many innovative design projects for airport facilities around the world.

Korean Air is committed to providing service excellence both in flight and on the ground. The new 305 seat, 1,320 square-meter lounge is 68 % larger and can accommodate 135 more passengers. Furthermore, the lounge offers exclusive services for passengers, including four private lounge rooms and shower booths, a lounge balcony offering panoramic views of the entire Terminal, and a luggage depository area.

In addition, as a flagship carrier of South Korea, Korean Air has furnished a drawing of the Changdeok Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site on the wall of the lounge entrance, allowing passengers from all around the world to experience Korea’s traditional beauty.

Korean Air currently operates an A380 to Los Angeles twice a day. With its new premium lounge, Korean Air aims to offer the best service to their customers.

The carrier is currently adding a second A380 flight to New York in May, making it the only airline serving both U.S coasts with double daily A380 flights from Asia. Earlier this year, Korean Air has also announced a daily service to Houston starting in May.

About Korean Air

Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world’s top 20 airlines and carried more than 24 million passengers in 2012. Korean Air operates in excess of 200 flights per day to 125 cities in 45 countries on six continents with a fleet of 155 aircraft including eight A380s.

With its modern aircraft and over 20,000 professional employees, Korean Air offers customers safety, convenience and comfort. Korean Air’s award-winning offerings of Korean and Western meals and state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system provide passengers with a memorable inflight experience.

The airline serves six continents with more than 1,400 flights a week and is also a founding member of the Sky Team airline alliance which together with its 20 members, offers its 569 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 15,000 daily flights covering 1,064 destinations in 178 countries.

Korean Air introduced the double-decker A380 aircraft to its fleet in 2011 and made the interior more spacious than any other airline, with just 407 seats spread across three classes, with the top deck dedicated to ‘Prestige’ business class. The design also features the world’s first onboard ‘Duty Free Showcase’ and three bars and lounges.

More on Korean Air’s programs, routes, frequencies and partners is available at www.koreanair.com.

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Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world's top 20 airlines and carried more than 24 million passengers in 2012. Korean Air operates in excess of 200 flights per day to 125 cities in 45 countries on six continents with a fleet of 156 aircraft including eight A380s.

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