Friday, February 25, 2011

First Korean Air A380-861 emerges from paint shop

(Photo Korean Air)

Korean Air's first Airbus A380 has undergone painting in the Asian carrier's distinctive turquoise livery ahead of its delivery this year.

Korean Air is intending to deploy the aircraft on services from Seoul to Tokyo Narita in June, and has also identified Bangkok, New York and Los Angeles as other A380 routes to be operated this year.

The SkyTeam member airline is configuring the type with just 407 seats, including an all-business upper deck of 94 seats and a lower deck comprising 12 first-class and 301 economy-class seats.

Korean Air's A380s are powered by Engine Alliance GP7200 turbofans. The first aircraft will carry the Korean registration HL7611 (c/n 35) ex F-WWAT.

(David Kaminski-Morrow - Flight International News)

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