The Los Angeles Business Journal Reports that Korean Air will become the second airline to fly the Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, to and from LAX airport in Los Angeles.
Korean Air will join Qantas Airways as the only other airline using the super-jumbo jet to access the world’s sixth busiest airport and the busiest airport on the west coast.
Despite being capable of filling out two entire decks with economy seating, the article notes that Korean Air is putting an emphasis on quality over quantity in its A380 fleet.
“We are devoting the aircraft’s entire second level to 94 lie-flat, business-class seats, so it’s going to be a unique experience,” said Vice President of Marketing John Jackson in a statement. Korean Air’s jets will have only 407 seats, including 12 first-class and 301 economy-class seats on the first level and 94 Prestige seats on the all-business-class upper level.
Korean Air is expected to begin using the A380 on the route in October of this year. Today’s announcement comes nearly four years after the first A380 touched down at LAX as seen in the video below.