Initially, ICN-JFK flights will be operated thrice-weekly, ramping up to daily Sept. 1. ICN-LAX A380 flights will be operated daily from the start. KE's A380s will be configured for 407 seats: 12 first class, 84 business and 301 economy.
It has 10 on order total; after this year, the remaining five will be delivered by 2014. "The introduction of the super jumbo aircraft is expected to increase passengers from China, Japan, and East Asia transferring to the US and Europe, accelerating [ICN's] goal of becoming a global aviation hub," KE stated.
(Geoffrey Thomas - ATW News)