Korean Air receives its first Airbus A380
Korean Air has celebrated the delivery of its first A380 at a special ceremony at Airbus in Toulouse today.
Korean Air is the sixth airline to take delivery of the A380 and has ordered a total of 10 aircraft. Korean Air will initially operate the A380 from its Seoul hub to selected destinations in Asia, followed by non-stop services to North America and Europe.
The airline has specified an extra-spacious layout for its A380 fleet, with accommodation for 407 passengers in three classes. Special features on board the aircraft include the world's first ever duty free showcase area and a stylish onboard bar and lounge on the upper deck for premium passengers.
"Korean Air was the first airline to purchase an Airbus aircraft outside Europe and they have now become an essential part of our fleet,” said Yang Ho Cho, Chairman and CEO of Korean Air.