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Korean Air And The A380  
User currently offlineJKJ777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 397 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 14185 times:

I did a brief search and did not find any recent news regarding Korean and their small order of A380's. I recently read where they plan on using this aircraft type for flights to London for the 2012 Olympics. First of all, is there a firm delivery date for their first frame and what is the time line for the remaining deliveries? Next, besides Los Angeles and San Francisco, is there a chance they will fly the bird to New York and Washington (could each sustain the volume?)? Just seems like they have slipped under the radar compared to the likes of Air France and Lufthansa. Any insider info?

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User currently offlineHeeseokKoo From South Korea, joined Jan 2005, 637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 14056 times:

The delivery has been delayed further. This link http://plane.spottingworld.com/A380_production_list (which has been quite accurate for a very long time and still) says first delivery will be 2011-Q3, at least a year from now. With this delaying rate, it's hard to guess how many 380s KE will get in 2011. Once delivered, it will go slot-restricted (or bilateral-restricted) destinations (CDG, LHR, NRT, and in my guess HND) and/or on already high capacity routes that will easily absorb super jumbo (LAX and JFK). 380 will be useful on slot-restricted market where frequency cannot be increased easily. There has been several diversed KE's announcements so far about 380 destinations, without any consistency whatsoever. I'll just wait until it really comes.

User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30884 posts, RR: 86
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 13872 times:
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I imagine KE will use it to collapse two frequencies into one. LAX, for example, has daily 744 and 77E services a few hours apart which should be able to be consolidated into a single A388 flight.

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25068 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 13819 times:

Well KE did formally inform LAX that it would be a A380 destination starting in November 2010, but now with the delay, that obviously will need to be revised.

Korean Air Announces First A380 Route (by LAXintl Jun 11 2009 in Civil Aviation)



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User currently offlinequeb From Canada, joined May 2010, 664 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 13752 times:

Assembly of the first A380 started last week

Big version: Width: 1024 Height: 680 File size: 278kb
First Korean Air A380


http://a380production.com/2010/05/47as/

thanks

[Edited 2010-05-31 20:38:00]

User currently offlineMarcoPoloWorld From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 639 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 13573 times:

And ultimately....



It will be one beautiful bird.


User currently offlinemurchmo From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 13121 times:

Quoting MarcoPoloWorld (Reply 5):

I think it will be the best looking one so far. The horizontal split in the two colors streamlines it. The all white ones just look fat(IMHO). The wait is killing me, but i can't really complain... here at LAX we get to see the QF A380s all the time...



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User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4395 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 12942 times:

Sorry not to search too long, who is the next to introduce the Empress of the Skies after LH?

User currently offlinehloutweg From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 12810 times:

Quoting Burkhard (Reply 7):

Sorry not to search too long, who is the next to introduce the Empress of the Skies after LH?


Korean Air precisely, followed by China Southern.



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User currently offlineivo From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 470 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 12627 times:

Quoting JKJ777 (Thread starter):
Korean and their small order of A380's.

They ordered a total of 10 A380's Small?

Air Austral's order for 2 is a small order.

Ivo


User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 12606 times:

Did China Southern already announce where they will send their A380s ? Probably the first route will be LAX.But what about CDG ? Is it a route capable to absorb one A380 ?

User currently offlineSeJoWa From United States of America, joined May 2006, 347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 12473 times:

I like this livery, but can't stop thinking of a giant flying tuna. I'll be happy to see the first -900 roll out.

User currently offlinekeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 12342 times:

Quoting JKJ777 (Thread starter):
Next, besides Los Angeles and San Francisco, is there a chance they will fly the bird to New York and Washington (could each sustain the volume?)?

Korean said they will fly it to LAX, CDG and JFK.


User currently offlineAirKorea From South Korea, joined Dec 2006, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 10169 times:

10 A380s is not small number for KE.
It will use the plane to fly to LAX and JFK in the U.S. definitely and London and FRA(?) in Europe.
And it sometimes goes to Bejing and H.K. and Narita.
As there is no routes between ICN and HND, A380 will go to NRT.


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 9913 times:

Quoting queb (Reply 4):
Assembly of the first A380 started last week

We appreciate the snap shot but is that the best you could do EK413



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