Korean Air has released seat maps for its Airbus A380 that it will start flying from May 2011, these Korean Air A380 seat map plans clearly show: 12 First Class Seats with an 83” seat pitch in front of lower deck 94 Premier Class (Business Class) with a 74” seat pitch taking up the entire upper deck 301 Economy Class seats with a 33” seat pitch on the lower deck Click Images below for larger versions of the image
Details of Korean Air A380 Business Class cabin have been revealed in the below press release from the airline. As yet no internal cabin pictures have been released however the following has been said about Business Class on Koran Air A380s: Korean Air A380 Business cabin to occupy entire upper deck There will be 94 lie flat seats with 188cm (74inch) between seats Extra large seat partitions Prestige Class (Business Class) pitch is 188cm (74inch) First commercial Korean Air A380 flight in May 2011 407 Seats in total with 12 in First Class and 301 in Economy Class The full media release from Korean Air can be read below: KOREAN AIR ANNOUNCES UNIQUE BUSINESS CLASS ON A380 Entire Upper Deck Devoted to Premium Flyers SEOUL, Korea (December 28, 2010) Korean Air will launch its first A380 service in May 2011 with the entire upper deck of the aircraft devoted to business class flyers. The unique configuration of the two-story A380 aircraft will allow Korean Air business flyers “to feel exclusivity like they’re traveling in their own private jet,” says Senior Vice President and head of the Passenger Business Division of Korean Air Walter Cho. He added “this innovative approach to dedicate an entire floor for a single class will be benchmarked by other airlines.” Korean Air’s business seating, called Prestige Class, will have 94 lie-flat sleepers with 188cm (74inch) between seats and extra large seat partitions offering what Cho says is “normally the comfort and privacy reserved for First Class passengers on other airlines.” He says that Korean Air’s A380 is “one of the most spacious in the industry when you consider that our economy class seats are spaced at 86cm (34inch) apart and our Prestige Class pitch is 188cm (74inch). That’s a comfort level that will provide us with a competitive edge.” The airline’s A380 will have a total of only 407 seats: 12 first class and 301 economy class seats on the first level, and the 94 Prestige Class seats on the upper deck. It is the first airline to devote the entire A380 second level to the business flyer. Korean Air has ordered ten A380 aircraft with the first five to be delivered by the end of 2011 and an additional five by 2014. The airline will launch its A380s on short haul routes to Japan and East Asia in May, and then expand to Korean Air’s U.S. and European routes in August 2011.
Korean Air has increased its order of Airbus A380 Superjumbo aircraft by 2, increasing its total order to ten. Korean Air’s original 8 A380 aircraft will begin to ship in 2010, with this additional order expected to arrive in May/June 2014 The full media release can be read below: Korean Air today announced its decision to purchase two more A380 aircraft. This ups the airline’s A380 order to ten aircraft. Korean Air will receive the two additional A380s in May and June of 2014 respectively. The first eight are due to be delivered between 2010 and 2013. Korean Air first ordered five A380s in 2003, and added three more in 2008. “Our decision to purchase the A380 aircraft is in line with our vision to become a global leading carrier providing the best quality of service to our passengers,” said Yang Ho Cho, Chairman and CEO of Korean Air. “The A380 is a comfortable, environment-friendly aircraft for the 21st century and it will enable Korean Air to provide Excellence in Flight to our customers.” The A380 is the largest commercial passenger aircraft in the world, a double-decker with 525-seat capacity in standard configuration. It reduced its weight by using composite materials and enhanced engine efficiency, lowering fuel consumption by 15% and CO2 emission by 20%. Starting 2010, Korean Air will introduce the A380 aircraft on its highly trafficked longhaul routes such as LA, New York and Paris, and the aircraft will play a leading role within Korean Air’s fleet for excellent service and operation. Korean Air is one of the two Northeast Asian carriers to have ordered the A380 aircraft, and it is the only airline in the region to order more than ten.