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May debut for new Korean 777s

25th February 2009 - 15:58 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The first of 11 new Boeing 777-300ERs that Korean Air is due to receive in May will feature Thales TopSeries IFE and new first and business-class seats.

The four 777-300s that the airline currently uses on short/medium-haul routes are configured for 12 first-class, 28 business and 336 economy passengers. The new ERs will also be three-class but are expected to have fewer seats.

Korean also operates a total of 18 777-200/200ERs.

First-class in the -300ERs will feature the Kosmo Sleeper seat from Contour of the UK. Custom-built for Korean, the 30in-wide seat offers a 23in touchscreen to deliver the carrier’s Sky IFE offering, 180-degree recline to form a 27in-wide full-flat bed, privacy partitions and an 18in by 27in table. Other amenities include lumbar massage, movable armrests, a companion seat and individual reading lights.

The business seat, by B/E Aerospace, also reclines to 180 degrees. It comes with a 15.4in screen, lumbar massage and partitions.

The economy seat, from Weber of the USA, has a compact design intended to yield increased personal space at a given seat pitch. It has a 10.6in screen, adjustable headrests, footrests and a cup-holder.

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