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Korean Air to use A380 for Seoul-Atlanta service

17 Aug 2012

Back in February, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport announced that it would be welcoming the first A380 service from Korean Air as early as January 2013, and according to industry website Airlineroute.net, the plan is on track.

GDS system shows that for the whole of January the daily KE35 and KE36 flights between the two cities will be serviced by the superjumbo. From February 1 onwards, the A380 service will operate on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, with a 777-300ER aircraft being used on the other days of the week. The thrice weekly KE033/034 service is closed for reservation from this day, which brings the frequently of the Incheon-Atlanta service from 10 to seven flights weekly. That would bring the total number of seats per week from 2,910 to 2,385, with business class ones reduced from 560 to 506.

A spokesperson from Korean Air told Business Traveller the airline did not as yet have an official announcement about the deployment changes but added that a press release would be sent to the media once the schedule was confirmed.

Korean Air also uses A380 aircraft on its routes from Seoul to Frankfurt (see story here), Hong Kong and Tokyo (see story here). 

Nicholas Olczak

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