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 December 03, 2013
Korean Air Introduces Perrier-Jouët Champagne; The Ultimate Onboard Connoisseur Experience

 As from 2 December 2013, Korean Air's first and business class passengers on international routes will be able to enjoy one of the finest champagnes in the world -- Perrier-Jouët. In keeping with the quality of the champagne, it will be served in elegant Riedel glassware.

Ms. Heather Cho, Senior Vice-President of Catering & In-flight Sales Business Division/Cabin Service/Hotel Business said: "Korean Air is delighted to serve Perrier-Jouët champagne in fine Riedel glassware to its valued customers. Korean Air continually strives to exceed its 'excellence in flight' mantra through innovative service upgrades and this luxury brand is a perfect fit with the Korean Air brand of quality."

One of the finest and most luxurious champagne brands, Perrier-Jouët has been loved by many European royal families, including Leopold I and Napoleon III. In 1861, Queen Victoria gave Perrier-Jouët a royal warrant as suppliers of champagne to the British royal household.

Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque is known as the "floral champagne". Named after the 'golden age' in France during the late 19th century, Belle Époque features a delicate flavor blending flowers and fruit. Belle Époque will be served in Korean Air's first class cabin on routes between Korea, America and Europe. Blason Rosé will be available in first class on the Southeast Asia and Oceania routes. Prestige class passengers can enjoy Grand Brut on all routes.

Korean Air Introduces Sophisticated Riedel Glassware

Korean Air will also introduce Riedel fine glassware to its first class cabins.

Established in Austria in 1756, Riedel is one of the most prestigious glassware companies in the world.

The Riedel glass shape is designed to optimize a wine's bouquet, taste, balance and finish. The 'O' glassware series will be used in Korean Air's first class cabins; the 'O' glass is the original stemless wine tumbler and is the most appropriate shape for the aircraft cabin environment, as it is stackable for easy storage and also easy to wash.

Completed in 2011, Korean Air's "cabin upgrade project" was one of the most ambitious in aviation history. As a result, the entire fleet is now installed with next-generation premium seats fitted with the latest AVOD system in all classes, as well as upgraded galley facilities. The completion of the whole fleet upgrade has enhanced the airline's competitiveness as a world leading global carrier.

As a leading global carrier, Korean Air will continue its utmost efforts to provide innovative in-flight services to its customers.