Korean Air modernizes its fleet with the Boeing 737-900ER

Korean Air modernizes its fleet with the Boeing 737-900ER

Domestic and international travelers who fly Korean Air on a regular basis can now take advantage of more modern service thanks to the carrier's purchase of two Boeing 737-900ER aircraft.

Both of these next-generation aircraft feature Boeing's Sky Interior, as well as cabins for passengers who purchase first and business class tickets. Korean Air has begun to fly the planes on domestic routes and will then use them for short- to mid-haul travel to international destinations in China and Southeast Asia.

According to Korean Air officials, the 737-900ER's interior is stylish, comfortable and features sculpted sidewalls and windows that provide a modern travel experience.

The 159-seat 737-900ER comes equipped with many features that are designed to increase passenger convenience. For instance, the aircraft include the state-of-the-art Audio Video On Demand (AVOD) system in both the airplanes' first and business class cabins. This entertainment program includes a touch-screen monitor on which individuals can choose from 60 movies, 70 documentaries, 5,000 songs and other material that is available for people's viewing and listening pleasure. Simple search features make it easy for passengers to locate specific titles.

Whether passengers are business or premium leisure travelers, they can charge their electronic devices in flight through their cabin's electronic power sockets or USB ports.

New fleet additions are not the only news coming out of Korean Air, as it was recently announced that the carrier will increase service between Sydney, Australia and Seoul, South Korea, Australian Business Traveller reports. The airline will introduce three additional weekly flights that will run from December 12 through January 30, 2012 and use the airline's Boeing 777-200, which includes eight seats in first class and 28 in business class.

Depending on one's flight route, the 777-200 may include the airline's First Class Kosmo Sleeper Seats or its First Class Kosmo Suites, according to the carrier's official website.

The Kosmo Sleeper Seat provides those who have purchased first class tickets with a shell-like chair that is designed to meet their travel needs. When individuals want to get some rest, they can convert their seat into a bed that is 78 inches long in length and 21.1 inches wide. Meanwhile, Korean Air's Kosmo Suite was created to evoke the feeling of being in a five-star hotel. 

By Jason Faulkner

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