‘First’ A380 Flights to Asia from New York

JFK travelers are in for a treat when a new age of air service starts tomorrow: the first A380 flights to Asia from New York, says Korean Air. 

Korean Air flight 082 will depart JFK at 2 p.m., Aug. 9 and is claimed to be the first A380 flight to cross the Pacific from New York. The airline will be adding Los Angeles A380 service in October.

“Our A380 flight is a game changer for New York,” says Korean Air’s Americas Marketing V.P., John Jackson.

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Korean Air’s A380 has only 407 seats: 12 luxurious Kosmo First Class suites and 301 Economy Class seats on the first level, with the upstairs featuring 94 lie-flat sleepers spaced six feet apart.

Korean Air’s Duty Free Showcase has been garnering a lot of attention, believes the company. The area, at the base of the spiral staircase leading up to Prestige Class, features cosmetics, perfumes, liquor and accessories, with a dedicated cabin crew member on hand to assist and advise passengers with all their shopping needs. 

Shoppers can see and touch the actual goods, then return to their seats to make their selections in privacy.

There are actually three bars on the aircraft: In addition to the hosted Celestial Bar, there are self-serve bars located in First Class and at the front of Prestige Class.

The announcement was made today, August 8.

RMN News

Rakesh Raman