Korean Air chooses Viet Nam to deploy new A321neos

Saturday, Apr 29, 2023 12:00

The Airbus A321neos. Viet Nam is the first market that Korean Air deploys its fuel-efficient next-generation Airbus A321neos. — Photo Courtesy Korea Air

Viet Nam will be the first country in Southeast Asia where Korean Air will deploy its fuel-efficient next-generation Airbus A321neos, the air carrier said.

Accordingly, from May 1, Korean Air will introduce the new Airbus fleet on Seoul Incheon-HCM City, a route the airline serves three times a day.

Korean Air’s spacious A321neo cabin is equipped with 174 economy class seats and eight prestige class seats.

“Viet Nam is a growing market for Korean Air and remains one of our most important markets. Many Korean and foreign companies have been investing in Viet Nam, fueling demand for business travel,” said Korean Air’s HCM sales director, Kyeyong Kim. “Viet Nam is also popular with leisure travellers, with Korea accounting for the largest source of international arrivals into Viet Nam.”

The General Statistics Office of Viet Nam says that in this year’s first quarter, Viet Nam had 2.7 million international visitor arrivals, 29.7 times higher than the same period in 2022. Korea continues to be the largest source of international visitor arrivals to Viet Nam with 811,000 for the first three months.

“Viet Nam is an important inbound market for Korean Air, but also a significant outbound market because many people travelling from Viet Nam fly to North America and elsewhere on Korean Air via our hub in Seoul Incheon,” added Kim.

Korean Air’s A321neo business class seats are equipped with a 44-cm personal monitor for audio/video on demand (AVOD) services along with a wireless smartphone charger. Economy class passengers are treated to 33-cm personal monitors, the largest to-date on the airline’s fleet, and convenient AVOD bluetooth pairing is offered in all service classes.

Korean Air is also the first Asian airline to feature Airbus’ airspace cabin on an A321neo. — VNS

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