Korean Air will introduce the second Airbus A380 daily to New York
From 25 to May 2014, the two daily flights operated by Korean Air, on the Seoul - New York route, will be honored with Airbus A380 aircraft. Currently, the first flight of the day is operated by superjumbo, which takes off at 10: 05 from Seoul and lands in the United States at 11: 20. The return flight is scheduled to take off from New York at 14: 00 and will land in South Korea at 17: 20 the following day.
The second A380 will replace the Boeing 777-300ER and take off from Seoul to 19: 40 (landing in New York will be scheduled for 20: 40). The return is scheduled to depart from the United States at 00: 50.
On this route, Korean Air is in direct competition with private rival Asiana Airlines. Also from the United States are airlines flying to Seoul: American Airlines (Dallas), Delta Air Lines (Detroit, Seattle in June) and United Airlines (San Francisco, Chicago - until March 28 via Tokyo).
Currently, Korean Air operates a fleet of 8 Airbus A380 aircraft, of the 10 ordered, the last two to be received this year. The aircraft are configured to accommodate 407 passengers in 3 classes: 12 at First Class, 94 at Business Class (across the upper deck) and 301 passengers at Economy Class. The Boeing 777-300ER aircraft is configured in 3 classes and can carry up to 291 passengers.