One of Korean Air’s two daily non-stop services between Seoul Incheon and Taipei Taoyuan will soon be getting an A380.
Starting October 29, flights KE691/KE692 will no longer be flown by an A330-300 or B787-9 Dreamliner (the latter operating only on Monday), instead being operated by the airline’s superjumbo, according to Korean Air’s schedule. These flights take place earlier in the day than their KE693/KE694 counterparts, with the outbound flight from Seoul departing at 0900 and the return flight from Taipei leaving at 1220.
Compared to the A330-300 that flies the majority of the time on the earlier service, the A380 offers well over 100 additional seats. The A380 also features Korean Air’s Kosmo Suites in first and Prestige Sleeper seats in business, compared with the A330’s Sleeper seats in first and Prestige Suites in business class. All of these seats offer fully flat recline.
It’s important to note that flights KE693/KE694 will be flown by Korean Air’s B737 from October 29 onwards, however. Currently, this route is operated by a mix of B787-9 Dreamliner (the first of which Korean Air received back in February), A330-300 and B737.
The B737 notably offers the inferior Prestige Seat in business class, which, unlike the A380’s and A330’s products, is not a full-flat seat.
Details of the two services are as follows (all times local):