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 February 04, 2015
Korean Air Revamps Its Prestige Class With Brand New 'Prestige Suite'

 Korean Air has long made efforts to provide high-end luxury service to its premium customers. And today, Korean Air has revealed it has revamped prestige class equipped with new 'Prestige Suites' - taking inflight style in the prestige class cabin and premium customers' comfort to a new level.

The new 'Prestige Suites', highlighting the comfort and privacy of its premium customers, will make their debut on a Korean Air A330-300 on the Guangzhou, Singapore and Hanoi routes. Korean Air has a further 38 aircraft on order - six A330-300s, twelve B777-300ERs, ten B747-8is and ten B787-9s -- and all will be delivered equipped with the new seats.

Korean Air Prestige SuiteThe new 'Prestige Suite' optimizes the allocated space to provide customers with the ultimate in comfort and space, whilst at the same time offering privacy if required.

The innovative armrest automatically slides down out of sight when the seat is in fully flat bed-mode and allows 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, where passengers can rest their feet, or work colleagues or family members can sit to chat. These ottomans are more often seen in the first class cabins of other airlines.

The configuration of the seats has been designed to allow passengers by the window to be able to pass into the aisle without disturbing the aisle passenger. The pitch between the seats on the window side has increased by 12 inches to 87 inches from the previous configuration.

Korean Air Prestige SuiteThe new 'Prestige Suite' is also equipped with a state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system.

The handset features a touchpad that can be used as easily as a smart phone. Passengers simply touch the handset screen to choose from the menu, be it a movie, music, a game or information service.

Passengers can also watch the inflight airshow, with lots of flight information, such as, the location of the aircraft, at the same time as watching movies.

The Inflight entertainment system monitors have also been upgraded, now equipped with capacitive touch screen and superb resolution and expanded to 17 inches.

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. The new premium seats are a result of Korean Air's effort to offer unparalleled customer services. The introduction of the new seats is on track in its quest to be a leading global carrier.

Korean Air

Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world's top 20 airlines and carried more than 23 million passengers in 2013. Korean Air operates in excess of 430 flights per day to 126 cities in 45 countries on six continents with a fleet of 155 aircrafts including ten A380s.

With its modern aircraft and over 20,000 professional employees, Korean Air offers customers safety, convenience and comfort. Korean Air's award-winning offerings of Korean and Western meals and state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system provide passengers with a memorable inflight experience.

The airline is a founding member of the Sky Team airline alliance which together with its 20 members, offers its 569 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 15,000 daily flights covering 1,064 destinations in 178 countries.

Korean Air introduced the double-decker A380 aircraft to its fleet in 2011 and made the interior more spacious than any other airline, with just 407 seats spread across three classes, with the top deck dedicated to 'Prestige' business class. The design also features the world's first onboard 'Duty Free Showcase' and three bar lounges.