SEOUL, Korea (March 29, 2015) – Korean Air, the flagship carrier of South Korea, is strengthening its global service by introducing a fuel efficient cutting edge aircraft. Starting April 2, Korean Air will introduce its brand new A330-300 aircraft, one of the main Airbus model aircraft, on its South East Asia routes.
The newly introduced A330-300 aircraft will join the fleet serving on Korean Air’s routes to Sydney, Brisbane, Singapore as well as other routes in South East Asia and Oceania. The A330-300 is an eco-friendly aircraft with a cruising speed of 879km/h, maximum flying distance of 9,450km and maximum flying time of 11 hours.
Korean Air currently operates eighteenA330-300s and is planning to introduce three more aircraft by the end of the year. The three new A330-300s will be equipped with a revamped prestige class, called ‘Prestige Suites’, which takes inflight style and comfort to a next level.
‘Prestige Suites’ are equipped with privacy panels installed between seats, with those in aisle seats able to rise higher for increased privacy. Each seat is also equipped with an ottoman, a cushioned stool where passengers can rest their feet. In general, Ottomans are more often to be seen only in the first class cabins of other airlines.
In addition, passengers in all classes can enjoy the new Audio and Video on Demand (AVOD) system, offering in-flight entertainment with improved convenience and faster processing speed. The plane is also equipped with mood lights and LED personal reading lamps to ensure a comfortable and pleasant experience for all passengers onboard.
Meanwhile, Korean Air will introduce nineteen additional next-generation aircraft to its fleet in 2015. There will be seventeen passenger aircraft including four B747-8is, six B777-300ERs, three A330-300s and four B737-800s; and two cargo aircraft including one B747-8F and one B777F.
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 2014. Korean Air operates in excess of 430 flights per day to 126 cities in 45 countries on six continents with a fleet of 155 aircraft including ten 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 cuisine and state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system provide passengers with a memorable inflight experience.
The airline is a founding member of the Sky Team airline alliance, which together with its 20 members, offers its 612 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 16,320 daily flights covering 1,052 destinations in 177 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.