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Korean Air begins A380 flights to Sydney

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 17, 2015

Korean Air Airbus A380 HL7621at Sydney Airport. (Rob Finlayson)

Sydney has welcomed a new Airbus A380 operator with the start of Korean Air’s seasonal service with the double decker superjumbo.

The Skyteam alliance member is operating the A380 to the NSW capital over summer, with the aircraft to feature on the Seoul (Incheon)-Sydney route from December 1 to March 26 2016.

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Korean Air usually flies either the Airbus A330 or Boeing 777 aircraft to Sydney.

Meanwhile, Auckland Airport looks set to welcome its first Boeing 747-8I in January when Korean Air deploys the latest version of the “Queen of the Skies” to New Zealand.

Schedules published on the Airline Route website show the first Korean Air 747-8I service to Auckland was slated to take off on January 5. The aircraft will will remain on the route until the end of February.

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2 Comments

  • Stuart lawrence

    says:

    How come Qantas does not fly into seoul again and surely the airline could make money from this route as South Korea has important investments in Australia. The same goes with a large Korean community in Australia

  • Corey

    says:

    I agree Stuart. Qantas should be flying into Seoul also Qantas should be buying 747-8Is to fly to the US, Canada, South Korea, South Africa, Asia and South America. Also Qantas should start up Jetstar North America or Jetstar USA with a fleet of 60 Boeing 737-8-9ERs and 12 or so Boeing 787s. Qantas could get a really good fleet deal. Talk Boeing down the the lowest prices because a fleet of 60 737 for the Jetstar USA/NA. Jetstar have 108 A320/21 aircraft that could be replaced with the 737MAX and Qantas has 67 737s in its fleet with the oldest one being 15 years old. Also if Qantas bought the 747-8I boeing would bend over backwards to get that order signed. 235+ 737MAX aircraft + 12-20 Boeing 787s + 8-12 Boeing 747-8Is. At list prices that $33.684 billion in potential orders and Boeing would have to not only undercut Airbus but also take into account cancellation costs for Qantas. If Qantas also bought 747-8F for Qantas Freight than you could add an additional $1.5164 (for 4 747-8F) to 3.0328 billion to the list prices.

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