Korean Air has revealed its first A321neo aircraft equipped with fully lie-flat seats in business class.
The airline will deploy its first Airbus 321neo this month. The single-aisle narrowbody features 182 seats and will mostly operate on short-haul routes, including Southeast Asia, China and Japan.
Korean Air says its A321neo will also feature in-flight Wi-Fi, a sophisticated cabin interior and advanced personal in-flight entertainment systems.
“We are delighted to receive our first A321neo, which will be a great asset to our fleet, network and passengers,” said Soo Keun Lee, Executive Vice President and Chief Safety & Operation Officer of Korean Air. “This fuel-efficient, next-generation A321neo will bring our customers’ experience to a new level with the award-winning Airspace cabin and fully lie-flat business class seats.”
“By adding the A321neo to its fleet, Korean Air will benefit from enhanced operational efficiency and the highest levels of in-flight comfort,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International. “With the A321neo’s per-seat fuel improvements of at least 25% compared with Korean Air’s previous generation same-sized fleet, the airline will reduce its operating costs significantly, as well as emissions at the same time.”
Korean Air will offer eight seats in Prestige class and 174 in economy class and says that, for the first time, 180-degree flat-bed seats will be available in the Prestige class of the airline’s narrowbody fleet. The business class seats are equipped with a 44-cm personal monitor for audio/video on demand services along with a wireless smartphone charger.
In the economy class, customers can enjoy in-flight entertainment on a 33-cm personal monitor, which is the largest in the airline’s narrowbody fleet. An adjustable headrest and individual coat hook are also installed for each seat.