Korean Air's first Airbus A380 superjumbo is slated to arrive at Incheon International Airport at 9 a.m. on Thursday.
Measuring 24.1 meters high and weighing 560 tons, the double-decker jet is the largest passenger aircraft in the world and carries a price tag of US$375 million (W412.5 billion).
Made by Airbus in Toulouse, France, the first A380 debuted with Singapore Airlines in Oct. 2007. Currently only 48 are in service among six airlines, including Lufthansa, Air France, Emirates and Qantas.
Korean Air plans to operate the new aircraft on the Incheon-Narita route from June 17, and introduce four more by the end of the year for long-haul flights to North America and Europe.