Korean Air carries out A380 test flights

5 May 2011

Korean Air has released images of its first Airbus A380 undergoing test flights in Hamburg, as part of its final phase of production before going into service.

The aircraft will then fly to Toulouse for the delivery ceremony and from there it will be deployed on routes between Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong in June (see story here).

The aircraft cabin was furnished and the livery was painted at Airbus’ facility in Hamburg. For a video of the freshly painted aircraft rolling out of the paintshop in Hamburg, click here.

Korean Air’s superjumbo will be the first with the entire upper deck dedicated to business class seats (see story here) and the world’s first aircraft to consist of an inflight duty free store - the Duty Free Showcase - on the main deck (see story here).

The carrier is expected to take delivery of another four A380s by the end of 2011 and the remaining five will arrive by 2014.

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