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Korean Air to introduce A380 equipment on Seoul Incheon-Atlanta service as early as Jan-2013

1-Mar-2012 8:49 AM

Korean Air and Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport stated (29-Feb-2012) the carrier will deploy A380 equipment on daily Seoul Incheon-Atlanta service as early as Jan-2013. "It makes sense that the world's largest passenger aircraft should have service to and from the world's busiest airport. A380 service will enhance Atlanta's reputation as a world-class city and gateway to the United States," the airport's aviation GM Louis Miller said. The airport has several projects under way to prepare for the aircraft's arrival. Sections of taxiways and a runway are being widened to accommodate the A380 and once this work is completed, the airfield will meet Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements for handling A380 operations. Two adjacent gates on Concourse E (E1 and E3) are being modified to simultaneously serve the double-decker aircraft. Each of Korean Air's A380-800s seats 407 passengers (12 first class, 94 prestige class and 301 economy class). [more - original PR]