Korean Air A380 Business Class Cabin Details Announced

Details of Korean Air A380
Business Class cabin have been revealed in the below press release from the
airline. As yet no internal cabin pictures have been released however the
following has been said about Business Class on Koran Air A380s:

Korean Air A380 Business cabin to
occupy entire upper deck
There will be 94 lie flat seats with 188cm (74inch) between seats
Extra large seat partitions
Prestige Class (Business Class) pitch is 188cm (74inch)
First commercial Korean Air A380 flight in May 2011
407 Seats in total with 12 in First Class and 301 in Economy Class

 The full media release from
Korean Air can be read below:


BUSINESS CLASS ON A380 Entire Upper Deck Devoted to Premium Flyers

SEOUL, Korea
(December 28, 2010)
Korean Air will launch its first A380 service in May 2011 with
the entire upper deck of the aircraft devoted to business class flyers.

The unique configuration of the
two-story A380 aircraft will allow Korean Air business flyers “to feel exclusivity like they’re traveling
in their own private jet,”
Senior Vice President and head of the Passenger Business Division of Korean Air
Walter Cho. He added
innovative approach to dedicate an entire floor for a single class will be
benchmarked by other airlines.”

Korean Air’s business seating,
called Prestige Class, will have 94 lie-flat sleepers with 188cm (74inch)
between seats and extra large seat partitions offering what Cho says is
“normally the comfort and privacy reserved for First Class passengers on other

He says that Korean Air’s A380 is
“one of the most spacious in the industry
when you consider that our economy class seats are spaced at 86cm (34inch)
apart and our Prestige Class pitch is 188cm (74inch). That’s a comfort level
that will provide us with a competitive edge.”

The airline’s A380 will have a
total of only 407 seats: 12 first class and 301 economy class seats on the
first level, and the 94 Prestige Class seats on the upper deck. It is the first
airline to devote the entire A380 second level to the business flyer.

Korean Air has ordered ten A380
aircraft with the first five to be delivered by the end of 2011 and an
additional five by 2014.

The airline will launch its A380s
on short haul routes to Japan and East Asia in May, and then expand to Korean
Air’s U.S. and European routes in August 2011.

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