Travelling to Atlanta with Korean Air will enter a new age this week, as the first A380 flights take off.
Korean Air flight 036 will depart Atlanta Hartsfield at 13:10 today and will be the first commercial A380 flight out of the city.
The airline will operate its A380 on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and has a total of ten flights from Atlanta to Asia each week.
It will start daily A380 service to Asia in late October.
“Our A380 flight is a game changer for the region,” said Korean Air Americas marketing vice president, John Jackson.
“We now offer service to Asia from Atlanta that no one else can meet.
“Our aircraft is roomier, quieter and more comfortable than any other serving the Southeast.
“Our traffic between Atlanta and Seoul has been growing at ten percent per year and it makes good sense to invest in markets that are showing long-term growth.
Korean Air already flies A380s to Los Angeles and New York in the United States, as well as to Hong Kong, China and Frankfurt, Germany.