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Korean Air launches A380 on Seoul–Atlanta route

2 Sep 2013 by Clement Huang
Korean Air A380 Korean Air has launched the A380 on its Seoul and Atlanta service – marking the first time an A380 has flown between the two destinations. All ten weekly services on this route were previously operated by a smaller B777-300 aircraft. The inaugural A380 flight departed Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport at 1310, September 1, and arrived in Seoul today at 1650 (local time). The jumbo jet will operate the route on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The A380 features a three-class configuration with 12 seats in first, 94 in business and 301 in economy class. With only 407 in total, Korean Air puts fewer seats on its A380 than any other carrier. From September 17 to 25, the Seoul–Atlanta route will temporarily go back to being served entirely by the B777, but from October 27 onwards, the airline will offer daily A380 services for the route. The remaining three weekly services will be flown by the B777. The B777 will also offer a three-class configuration, but will feature eight seats on first, 56 on business and 227 on economy class. Normal services by the A380 will resume on 27 September, but one of the trice-weekly services will move from Sunday to Thursday. For more information, visit www.koreanair.com Clement Huang
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