Korean Air has some major plans up its sleeve for 2015, the first of which is the reveal of its revamped Prestige Class that now boasts new Prestige Suites. The new seats tackle two aspects of the passengers’ experience—space and privacy—to fully maximize comfort, and they’ll make their debut on the airline’s A330-300 servicing flights to Guangzhou, Singapore, and Hanoi. Korean Air’s further 38 aircrafts on order—six A330-300s, 12 B777-300ERs, ten B747-8s, and ten B787-9s—will all be equipped with the new seats as well.
To optimize space, new armrests have been designed to automatically slide down when the seat is fully flat, increasing its width to 57 centimeters from the previous 53 centimeters, and window seats enjoy an increased pitch of 221 centimeters from the previous 190 centimeters. The configuration of seats has also been staggered to allow passengers by the window to pass into the aisle without disturbing the aisle passenger, and panels have been installed between all seats. Additionally, every seat comes with an ottoman, where passengers can either rest their feet or visitors can sit for a chat.
Prestige Suites feature a new touch to their inflight entertainment system as well, now outfitted with smartphone-style handsets that allow passengers to choose their entertainment from a touchpad menu, be it a movie, music, game, or information service. Monitors received an upgrade too, expanded to 43 centimeters with touchscreen capabilities, on which guests can watch movies while simultaneously viewing flight information.
Keep an eye out for Korean Air’s brand new First Class, a compliment to their Prestige Class but with even more space, stylish design, and comfort, which the carrier plans to introduce later this year.
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