Seoul, Korea (31 March, 2014) – Korean Air has announced the commencement of an A380 service between Seoul Incheon Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
As from 30 March 2014, Korean Air’s A380 which is configured with 407 seats, replaced the B777-300 formerly used on the route, which seated 291 passengers; thus increasing the total capacity on the route by 40%.
Flight number KE901 will depart from Seoul/Incheon at 13:05 daily and arrive in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport at 18:20 the same day. The return flight, KE902, will depart Paris daily at 21:00 and arrive in Seoul/Incheon at 14:50 the following day.
Korean Air’s three-class layout of just 407 seats in total, is the lowest configuration of any A380 operator so far. The airline’s double-decker A380s feature cutting-edge amenities, with twelve ultra luxurious 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. In addition, the aircraft has unique in-flight facilities, such as the world’s first ‘Duty Free Showcase’ and a new onboard bar and lounge area, offering a brand new and highly enjoyable in-flight shopping and relaxation experience.
Currently, Korean Air operates eight A380 aircraft with two more joining the fleet by the end of this year.
About Korean Air
Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world’s top 20 airlines and carried more than 23 million passengers in 2013. 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.
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.