Korean Air receives its first A380

Airline becomes sixth operator of the A380.
Korean Air has joined the ranks of A380 customers.
Korean Air has joined the ranks of A380 customers.


Korean Air has celebrated the delivery of its first A380 at a special ceremony at Airbus in Toulouse this week.

The ceremony was attended by Korean Air chairman, Yang Ho Cho, and hosted by Airbus president and CEO, Tom Enders.

Korean Air is the sixth airline to take delivery of the A380 and has ordered a total of 10 aircraft.

Korean Air will initially operate the A380 from its Seoul hub to selected destinations in Asia, followed by non-stop services to North America and Europe.

The airline has specified a low density layout for its A380 fleet, with accommodation for 407 passengers in three classes. The airport can seat up to 800 in a high density, single class layout.

Features planned for the aircraft include a duty free showcase area and a bar and lounge on the upper deck for premium passengers.

"Korean Air was the first airline to purchase an Airbus aircraft outside Europe and they have now become an essential part of our fleet,” said Yang Ho Cho, chairman and CEO of Korean Air.

“The exceptional, fuel efficient and environmentally friendly A380 that is being delivered today is perfect to assist Korean Air in advancing our goal of becoming a respected leading global carrier.”

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