UAE’s Etihad Airways celebrated the deployment of its first Airbus A380 ‘super jumbo’ on its scheduled daily services to Seoul, Korea. The occasion was marked in style with a spectacular ‘Abu Dhabi Night’ evening reception at The Shilla, Seoul’s most iconic landmark hotel, with the venue hosting a unique opportunity to showcase the two cultures, Korean and Emirati, coming together.
Robin Kamark, chief commercial officer, Etihad Aviation Group said, “We have now included Seoul as one of our most important destinations on the Etihad network with the increased capacity and flagship flying experience only the A380 can provide. The move will guarantee product consistency and more convenient travel options for more customers travelling to and from Korea, ensuring they experience the ultimate flying experience.”
This year also marks the nine years of flying to Seoul. Etihad Airways launched its Abu Dhabi to Seoul service in December 2010, and upgraded the daily flights to its state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on 1 August 2018, in order to further meet the demands for a more comfortable and personalised travel experience.
With the introduction of the A380, the South Korean capital’s Incheon airport now joins London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, New York JFK and Sydney as top destination served by the airline’s award-winning aircraft.