Korean Air has confirmed that after almost five years since it introduced the A380 aircraft to its fleet, the double-decker will come into service on the Seoul Incheon-London Heathrow route.
The A380 daily flight will commence with the start of the summer service on March 27th, with the flight leaving Seoul at 13:25 arriving at Heathrow’s terminal four at 17:25.
The return journey will depart Heathrow at 19:35, arriving Seoul the next day at 14:25.
Korean Air now has ten of the A380 aircraft, all configured in a three-class layout with 407 seats in total.
The airline was the first global carrier to devote an entire deck to business class; 94 fully flat ‘Prestige Sleeper’ seats are located on the upper deck of the A380 providing an experience that can be likened to a business class only aircraft.
Twelve ultra-luxurious First Class Kosmo Suites are located at the front of the lower deck and provide passengers with independent space, while also ensuring total privacy.
Korean Air’s A380 has just 301 seats in economy class, the lowest configuration of any A380 operator so far.
Korean Air sales manager for UK & Ireland, Peter Barron, said: “The UK market has been keenly awaiting the opportunity to experience Korean Air’s A380 aircraft with its innovative layout and unique features.
“Our passengers will not be disappointed.
“The A380 really does deserve its nickname ‘Hotel in the Sky’, and regardless of class of travel all passengers will experience a comfortable and restful journey with excellent inflight services, including Korean and Western award-winning cuisine and wines.”
Korean Air was the first A380 operator in north-east Asia and the sixth operator worldwide.