Korean Air has long been striving to provide high-end luxury service to its premium customers, and it has now revealed a completely revamped prestige class equipped with new Prestige Suites.
These suites will début on a Korean Air A330-300 on Guangzhou, Singapore and Hanoi routes, with a further 38 aircraft on order – six A330-300s, twelve B777-300ERs, ten B747-8is and ten B787-9s – which will all be equipped with the new seats.
The seats in the Prestige Suites encompass an innovative armrest which automatically slides down out of sight when the seat is in flat-bed mode, allowing the seat to have an increased width of 22.5 inches, against the previous 21 inches.
Privacy panels are installed between the seats, with those in aisle seats able to rise higher for increased privacy.
Each seat is also equipped with an ottoman. These can be used both as a foot rest, or as a seat where work colleagues or family members can sit andchat.
In-flight entertainment system monitors have also been upgraded, now expanded to 17 inches and equipped with capacitive touch screen and superb resolution.
Looking to 2015, Korean Air plans to introduce a brand new first class, complimenting the new ‘Prestige’ class but taking spaciousness, stylish design and comfort to an even higher level.