KUALA LUMPUR – Korean Air, the flagship carrier of South Korea, has been operating the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental on its Kuala Lumpur-Incheon route from last Sunday in starting off its winter schedule.
Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said Korean Air’s B747-8i would be the first aircraft of its type to land in Malaysia.
It said the new 747-8i featured the latest wing and engine design of large commercial jets in-service today and presents a new Dreamliner-inspired interior, that includes a new curved, upswept architecture, giving passengers the feel of more space and comfort.
“The aircraft can carry 368 passengers flying a range of 14,815km, whilst being cleaner, quieter, and more fuel-efficient than any previous 747,” MAHB said in a statement today.
Korean Air has currently 10 of these aircraft in its fleet.
The airline operates a daily flight between Kuala Lumpur and Incheon. It departs Kuala Lumpur at 11.59 pm and arrives at Incheon Airport at 7.10 am the next day. On the return journey, the flight departs Incheon at 4.50 pm and arrives Kuala Lumpur at 10.25 pm.
Korean Air’s maiden flight to Kuala Lumpur was in 1984. – BERNAMA