Tuesday, 10 February 2015 01:17
Korean Air has revamped its Prestige Class by installing Prestige Suites.
Featuring an innovative armrest which automatically slides down out of sight when the seat is in fully flat bed-mode, allows the seat to have an increased width of 22.5 inches, against the previous 21 inches.
Privacy panels have been 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.
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.
The new Prestige Suites 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, 12 B777-300ERs, 10 B747-8is and 10 B787-9s – and all will be delivered equipped with the new seats.
The inflight entertainment system monitors have also been upgraded and are now equipped with capacitive touch screen expanded to 17 inches.
Korean Air also has plans to introduce a brand new first class.