New Korean Air A380 takes to skies

New Korean Air A380 takes to skies

Korean Air’s third A380 has made its debut flight.

With the introduction of the new aircraft, the airline will increase frequency of its A380 service to New York.

Starting from September 1st 2011, Korean Air will operate seven flights a week.

Operating every day, the flight KE081 will depart Seoul/Incheon at 11:00 and arrive in New York at 11:30 the same day. The return flight KE082 will depart New York at 14:00 and return to Seoul/Incheon at 17:35 the following day.

Korean Air has ordered ten A380 aircraft; two of which will be delivered by the end of 2011 and the remaining five by 2014.


The airline will gradually expand its A380 service to major destinations in Europe and North America, such as Paris and Los Angeles by the end of this year.


Also Asia today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Seoul.

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