Korean Air makes major A380 play in USA

19th Mar 2014
Korean Air makes major A380 play in USA

Korean Air is adding a second A380 flight from JFK in May, making it the only airline serving both coasts with double daily A380 flights to Asia.

Korean Air currently offers double daily A380 flights from Los Angeles and daily A380 flights from New York.

The airline also flies out of ten other US cities.

“We have the most competitive service for the US business traveller to south-east Asia and Korea,” said John Jackson, Korean Air’s vice president of sales and marketing for the Americas.

“When you combine our A380’s comforts with our schedule and service, we offer a strong value proposition and travellers are responding very well.”

Jackson says Korean Air’s A380 is the industry’s most spacious with a total of 407 seats and an upper level dedicated solely to the business class traveller with 90 full flat sleeper suites. 
Korean Air’s schedule is also a plus, Jackson said, with travel times often the quickest to south-east Asia from America.

“We have the easiest and fastest connections to SE Asia through the world renowned Incheon International Airport.

“Take for example, Houston, our newest market.  Our flights to Singapore will be three hours shorter than our closest competitor.  And our service to Vietnam will be anywhere from four to 15 hours quicker,” Jackson pointed out.

Korean Air announced service to Houston starting in May, originally with a four flights per week schedule.

According to Jackson, the response was so strong that the airline will now launch with daily service from America’s fourth largest city.


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