Korean Air Reveals its First A380 to Fly Narita-Seoul Incheon Route in June
The first double-deck, wide-body Airbus A380 ordered by South Korea-based Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd. (KE) was revealed to the public on February 23 after the body was painted at a factory in Hamburg, Germany.
This first of 10 total aircraft that Korean Air will introduce by 2014 is scheduled to begin operating regular commercial flights between Narita and Seoul Incheon in June.
KE's A380s will be all business class on the second deck with 94 fully reclinable seats, the first business class-only layout for the second deck used on this aircraft model. The forward section of the first deck will have 12 first class seats with 301 economy class seats behind it. Seat pitch (legroom) for economy class will be the largest provided by KE and the airline's A380s will have the fewest number of seats for this model with a total of 407.
KE will receive another four A380s this year.