Korean Air has pushed up its planned A380 deployment on the Seoul Incheon–Sydney route.

According to routesonline.com, the superjumbo was previously scheduled to operate the route from December 1. However, the Skyteam member will now deploy the A380 from October 30 instead.

Korean Air currently serves Sydney with the A330, so the deployment of the A380 will mean a significant increase in capacity. While both Airbus aircraft sport a three-class configuration, the superjumbo offers six more seats in first, 76 more in Prestige (business) and 49 more in economy.

In terms of seat products, the A380 will offer Korean Air’s Kosmo Suites (1-2-1), which are superior to the Sleeper seats (2-2-2) on the A330. In business, both Airbus aircraft offer the same Prestige Sleeper seats (2-2-2).

Service times will remain unchanged. Flight KE121 departs Seoul daily at 1845 and arrives in Sydney at 0655 the following day. The return leg sees flight KE122 take off from Sydney at 0900, before touching back down in Seoul at 1740.

For more information, visit koreanair.com

Clement Huang