Korean Air to fill top deck of upcoming A380 aircraft with business class seats

Korean Air to fill top deck of upcoming A380 aircraft with business class seats

Korean Air, the flagship airline of South Korea, has announced its plans to convert the entire top deck of its Airbus A380 into an expanded business class cabin, according to the Korea Times.

When Korean Air receives delivery of its first A380 in May 2011, it will reportedly become the first carrier in the world to fly a version of the superjumbo jet with a top deck composed entirely of business class seating. The airline hopes to add nine more A380 jets to its fleet by 2014.

The top deck's new seating arrangement means there will be space for 94 business class passengers. This combines with the 12 seats in first class and the 301 seats in economy class for a grand total of 407 seats.

The airline claims that this figure is the lowest seating capacity of any airline operating the A380, meaning that its planes will be more spacious and comfortable.

"Through the introduction of A380s, we will be able to better cater to the diverse needs of our customers and improve the status of Incheon International Airport as a travel hub in Northeast Asia," a spokesman for the airline told the source.

By Jason Faulkner

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