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Korean Air’s B747-8 Intercontinental

Let’s take a closer look at Korean Air’s B747-8 Intercontinental.

The new B747-8 Intercontinental is constructed with a total of 368 seats: 6 First Class (also known as Kosmo Suites 2.0), 48 Prestige Suites (22 seats on the upper deck and 26 seats on the main deck) and 314 Economy Class.

Compared to the Boeing 747-400, this new fuel-efficient aircraft has 51 additional seats, quieter engine, and newly-configured interior offering new seat designs and the latest generation IFE and Mood Light Systems. Furthermore, the incorporation of its advanced materials like aluminum alloys and carbon composites reduces the aircraft’s weight, making it the fastest wide body passenger jet in the world with a normal cruising speed of Mach 0.86.

As for the aircraft seating, passengers can expect to have a more comfortable and spacious experience, offering extra privacy for those flying on First Class Suites and Prestige Suites. The first class suites, also branded as Kosmo Suites 2.0, are furnished with in-flight entertainment systems such as 24-inch high definition screens that come with handheld remotes.

Each suite has a larger space with seat that reclines to up to 180°. Also, every suite has an individual closet and bin and sliding door with taller partition, providing passengers an enhanced privacy privilege.

Korean Air’s Prestige Suites, on the other hand, feature a spread out seating for easy aisle access and division panels for more privacy. Each prestige suite is equipped with an 18-inch high definition capacitive touch screens and a comfortable, 180° reclining seat.

Overall, Korean Air’s B747-8 Intercontinental boasts of a modernistic vibe, aspiring to offer passengers an enhanced flight experience from every angle. Comfort and ease are essential in every flight experience, and that’s exactly what Korean Air is hoping to provide to passengers when they’re on board the B747-8 Intercontinental.


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