Korean Air receives first 747-8I with new First and Business Class suites

Korean Air prestige suite
Korean Air’s new 747-8 Intercontinental includes the new First Class Kosmo Suite 2.0 and Prestige Suites in Business Class (pictured).

Korean Air has taken delivery of its first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, which is the first of 10 747-8s the carrier has on order.

The aircraft is configured with 368 seats, and the highlight is the new First Class Kosmo Suite 2.0, which includes a sliding door and higher partitions to create a more private environment for premium passengers. Each seat, which is 24 inches wide, also includes a 24-inch HD in-flight entertainment (IFE) monitor.

In Business Class, the new 21.6-inch wide Prestige Suites feature staggered seating and privacy panels, as well as 18-inch IFE monitors. The aircraft includes six First Class Suites 2.0, 48 Business Class seats and 314 Economy Class seats. The airline’s new Economy Class seats offer personal IFE and an 18-inch seat width.

Walter Cho, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Korean Air, said the addition of the new 747-8 Intercontinental to the carrier’s fleet “supports our goal to build and operate a first-class fleet of world-class aircraft.”