You can now fly on a double-decker plane from Abu Dhabi to South Korea

Etihad to operate Airbus A380 on flights to Seoul

You can now fly on a double-decker plane from Abu Dhabi to South Korea

Abu Dhabi's national carrier Etihad Airways is putting a new plane on its route to South Korea's capital city.

From July 1, 2019, the Airbus A380 will be used on the Abu Dhabi-Seoul route.

It's the fifth destination being served by the aircraft, joining London Heathrow, New York JFK, Paris Charles De Gaulle and Sydney Airport.

The introduction of the larger aeroplane is to cater for an increasing number of passengers on the flights.

Etihad has been flying to Seoul Incheon since 2010 with more than 1.2 m people flying between the two cities in that time.

It's estimated more than 200,000 Korean tourists come to the UAE every year.

Talking about the introduction of the Airbus, Robin Kamark, chief commercial officer of Etihad Aviation Group, says: “This reinforces the strong ties between our two countries, and the importance Etihad continues to place on the Korean market."

The flights include the super-luxurious The Residences (a three-room cabin) and nine private First Class Apartments as well as business class studios, economy, Economy Space and Economy Smart seats.

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