Asiana Airlines removing majority of international first class seats

Asiana Airlines

Asiana photo courtesy of quirrow @ FlyerTalk

What’s the scoop with Asiana Airlines?

As part of financial cutbacks, South Korea’s Asiana Airlines said today that it will be removing most first class seats from its international flights. The airline has seen low occupancies in first class, partly because of the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

Asiana’s fleet of 777s And 747s will be affected, whilst first class seats will remain on their 4 Airbus 380s and other flights will change to a two-class system.

Tell me more about Asiana Airlines…

Asiana started out as Seoul Airlines and along with Korean Air is one of South Korea’s two major airlines. From its headquarters in Seoul, the airline operates fourteen domestic and ninety international passenger routes throughout North America, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

What else do I need to know about Asiana Airlines?

The airline’s losses April to June period was calculated at 85.4 billion Korean won ($71.63 million).

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