The Airbus A380 will serve the route until the end of October. “But we have fair chance to continue to serve Paris with our new flagship aircraft over the winter season”, adds Froidure.
The airline will offer an exceptional onboard comfort. "We offer a three class product with a first class, business and economy class. First class passengers can enjoy the comfort of a private suite; in our Prestige Class, we propose 94 bed-style seats with the upper floor totally dedicated to this class. And in Economy class, we have 301 seats", adds Mr. Froidure. Why does Korean Air not offer a Premium Economy such as some others Asian air carriers ? “Standards for our economy class is far superior to most airlines. First we offer less density than any other carriers. And secondly, our seat offers a better reclining angle as passengers can stretch the seat similarly to a sleeper”. Other original features in the aircraft include a duty free shop in the back of the economy class and two private lounges in business class.
Paris is the only city in Europe to welcome the Airbus A380. “We tried the aircraft last year on Seoul-Frankfurt but the financial balance was not good. As we work closely with Air France within Skyteam and also due to the attractive position of France for Asian tourists, Paris is certainly a better choice”, explains Korean Air General Manager.
Paris is not the only European city to benefit from increasing capacities. From this summer timetable, both Zurich and Vienna are served individually non-stop while Amsterdam will be served four times a week instead of three.