Korean Unveils New Seats

Korean Air will unveil its new generation First and Business Class seats in June to coincide with the launch of its fleet of Boeing 777-300ERs. The seats will initially be available on three of the aircraft on the Seoul-New York/John F Kennedy service. The Business Class cabin will be equipped with 55 of the flatbed Prestige seats in a two-plus-three-plus-two configuration. The First Class cabin will have eight new generation seats in a one-plus-two-plus-one configuration. They will be fully flat beds, 4.7in (12cm) wider than the current four-year-old Kosmo Sleeper, and features a seat width of 27in (69cm). The individual Audio Visual on Demand (AVOD) screens will be 22.8in (58cm) – 6in (15cm) wider than the current offering – and there will also be privacy screens and large extendable tables. The seats will also be fitted on the eight A380s and 10 B787s the airline has on order, the first of which is due to be delivered in 2010.