Korean Air announced this week that it had placed an order for 20 Airbus A321neo additional assets as part of the airline’s fleet modernization plans.
L’A321neo of Korean Air is configured to accommodate 182 passengers in two classes (8 in Prestige class and 174 in economy class). Prestige Class passengers benefit from fully reclining seats and the fleet features an Airbus Airspace cabin for enhanced cabin comfort and ambience. Passengers will also have Wi-Fi access to stay connected.
Korean Air had already ordered 30 units of this model and had received 8 units in December last year. This latest order brings the company’s A321neo order total to 50.The new generation fleet is deployed on short and medium-haul routes to serve South-East Asia, China and South-East Asia, the Japanese networks… “The A321neo is part of the Korean Air’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint while providing exceptional services. Its contemporary design, cutting-edge technology and spacious interior redefine the travel experience,” said Jong Seok (Jason) Yoo, Executive Vice President and Chief Safety and Operations Officer of Korean Air.
Korean Air said it plans to receive a total of 110 new next-generation aircraft in the coming years, including (besides the A321neo) 10 Boeing 787-9, 20 Boeing 787-10 And 30 Boeing 737-8. The airline will also phase out its A330-300 and Boeing 777-200ER fleets.