Asiana to Remove First-Class Cabins From Most Planes

By Paul Riegler on 25 August 2015
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An Asiana aircraft in Seattle

An Asiana aircraft in Seattle

Asiana Airlines announced on Wednesday that it will eliminate virtually all of its first-class seats on aircraft that fly international routes.

The Korean airline’s CEO, Kim Soo-cheon, made the announcement in a video broadcast to all employees.

“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,” he said.

Currently, only 20 of the company’s 74 airliners offer both first- and business- class cabins in addition to coach.

Asiana saw its losses widen in the most recent quarter.  Soo-cheon said that the airline lost roughly 150 billion won ($71.8 million) due to the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, which caused many travelers to cancel their trips in that period.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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