South Korea’s flagship airline, has announced from March 26th, it will have a mixed fleet operating between London Heathrow and Incheon, Seoul.
Both Korean Air’s acclaimed A380 and the latest Boeing 747-8i will be used on the route, and Korean Air’s B747-8i will be the first commercial passenger aircraft of its kind to land at Heathrow.
The new 747-8 Intercontinental features the most advanced wing and engine design and has a new Dreamliner inspired interior.
The Intercontinental can go further and carry more passengers than any previous 747, while also being cleaner, quieter, and more fuel-efficient.
Korean Air currently has seven of the aircraft in fleet, with another three due to be delivered before the end of 2018.
The carrier now has ten environmentally friendly, double-decker A380 aircraft.
Each aircraft possesses a three-class layout and a total of 407 seats, with the upper deck designed specifically for business class.
Korean Air’s A380 also features a duty-free display and a choice of stylish bars on each floor.
Heathrow chief executive, John Holland-Kaye, said: “We’re always delighted when the newest aircraft join the Heathrow fleet and the Korean Air 747-8i is no exception.
“As the first of its type at Heathrow and packed with innovative technology, the aircraft’s arrival will make a tangible difference in helping Heathrow to become a cleaner and quieter airport while giving our passengers a top-notch in-flight experience on their journeys to Korea.”