Asiana Airlines will axe first class from all but four of its aircraft in a move to reduce ongoing losses.
First class cabins across all of Asiana's Boeing 747-400 and Boeing 777-200ER fleet will be ripped out and replaced by business class, with only the Airbus A380 retaining first class suites (below) to reflect its flagship status.
Asiana currently flies four A380s to Los Angeles and New York, along with regional legs to Bangkok and Hong Kong, and has two more superjumbos on order.
Photos: Inside Asiana's Airbus A380
"Considering that our company is at an absolutely inferior position in terms of supply of first-class seats, all other flights will change to a two-class system, while the first class will remain on our four Airbus 380 airliners," Asiana CEO Kim Soo-cheon remarked, according to The Korea Times.
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