The A380s eventually will replace most of the Boeing 777 jets used on Korean Air’s 10 weekly flights between Seoul and Atlanta, starting with three A380 flights per week in August and then expanding to daily afternoon departures in November.
Korean Air’s traffic between Atlanta and Seoul has been growing steadily each year and “it makes sense to invest in markets showing long-term growth potential,” said Korean Air’s Vice President of Marketing and Sales for the Americas, John Jackson.
“Our A380 is a game changer in every market it serves. The spaciousness. The quiet. It all means a unique and comfortable flying experience. We’re excited to be able to offer Atlanta’s first A380 flights,” Jackson added.
Jackson said Korean Air’s A380 is probably best known for its 94-seat upstairs that’s devoted en-tirely to the business class traveler, and features full flat beds and one of the industry’s best IFE. In addition, there are bars both in the front and rear of the plane, plus a duty free showcase where travelers can test products before buying.