Etihad Airways to Introduce A380 Superjumbo on Daily Seoul Flights

The 486-seat aircraft features upgraded products such as The Residence and Economy Space seats.

Photo: Etihad Airways

The second-largest airline of the United Arab Emirates has announced that it will be using its Airbus A380 aircraft on its daily service between Abu Dhabi and Seoul come July 1 this year. The destinations currently served by the superjumbo include Sydney, Paris Charles de Gaulle, New York JFK, and London Heathrow.

With the 486-seat A380, travelers can expect to enjoy new inflight experiences such as The Residence, which is a luxurious three-room cabin offering complete privacy, as well as nine First Apartments. There are also 80 Economy Space seats, which are wider and have a seat pitch of up to 91.44 centimeters.

CCO Robin Kamark of Etihad Airways said, “Since launching our services to Seoul Incheon in December 2010, the route has proved tremendously successful and we have welcomed over 1.2 million guests on our flights to and from Korea since then.”

“This reinforces the strong ties between our two countries, and the importance Etihad continues to place on the Korean market.”

As a major trade partner, the U.A.E. is also the largest importer of South Korean products in the Middle East. It is also estimated that the Arabian nation is visited by more than 200,000 Korean travelers each year.

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