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Korean Air to deploy new A321neo aircraft for flights to Vietnam

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Vietnam will be the first country in Southeast Asia where Korean Air will deploy its fuel-efficient next-generation Airbus A321neos.

Korean Air is set to put the A321neo into use for flights from Seoul to HCMC, a route the airline serves three times a day, from May 1, 2023.

Korean Air’s spacious A321neo cabin has 174 economy class seats and eight business class seats. It is equipped with a 44-centimeter personal monitor for audio and video-on-demand IFE, along with a wireless smartphone charger.

The airline is slated to receive a total of 30 A321neo aircraft by 2027 and will be deploying these aircraft on routes to Southeast Asia, Japan and China.

“Vietnam is a growing market for Korean Air and remains one of our most important markets. Many Korean and foreign companies have been investing in Vietnam, fuelling demand for business travel,” said Korean Air’s Ho Chi Minh sales director Kyeyong Kim.

The General Statistics Office of Vietnam said that Vietnam had 2.7 million international visitor arrivals in this year’s first quarter, 29.7 times higher than in 2022. Korea remains the largest source of international visitor arrivals to Vietnam, with 811,000 for the first three months.

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