Want To Take An A380 To Seoul?

Fancy taking an A380 up to Seoul? You can – over the 2019/2020 summer at least. Korean Air is swapping out its daily A330-300 Sydney service for an A380 for five months over the busy Australian summer season.

The Korean Air A380 flights to Sydney will operate between 27 October 2019 to 28 March 2020 inclusive. The return A380 flights to Seoul will operate between 28 October 2019 to 29 March 2020 inclusive.  

The Korean Air Seoul (Incheon) – Sydney -Seoul timetable over these dates is as follows:

Flight NoFrequencyTimes
Dep Seoul (SEL)KE121Daily18:15
Arr Sydney (SYD)

06:55 (+1)
Dep Sydney (SYD)KE122Daily09:00
Arr Seoul (SEL)


Korean Air’s A330 aren’t bad planes but the A380 is a significant upgrade in terms of capacity and passenger amenities. The A380s carry 407 passengers. There is a first class cabin containing 12 seats in a 1-2-1 layout. These seats are Kosmo suite flat bed seats with a pitch of 83” and a width of 26.5”. Taking up the entire upper deck is business class, or what Korean Air likes to call Prestige Class. There are 94 lie flat seats in business class with a pitch of 74” and a width of 21.6”. Unfortunately what this cabin doesn’t have is direct aisle access for every seat – the business class configuration is 2-2-2.

Taking up most of the main deck is economy class. There are 301 seats here in a predominantly 3-4-3 configuration. Economy class seat pitch is 34” and seat width is 18”.

Sydney is scoring a raft of A380 services over the summer. With production of the A380 ending and various airlines planning on retiring them, Korean Air’s keen pricing and reputation for good service opens up an opportunity to take a ride on an A380.

Because one day in the not too distant future, they’ll be all gone.


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