Korean Air Repaints Qantas A380 Aircraft

Korean Air has completed its first repaint of a Qantas A380 with a new livery. Qantas Airways is in the process of repainting its fleets ahead of its 100th anniversary in 2020.

In July 2018, Korean Air signed the contract with Qantas Airways to paint four A380s, the first of which was completed on May 24. The repaint took just 15 days to complete and was carried out at Korean Air's painting facility at Gimhae International Airport.

Built in 1998, the facility is equipped with a computer-based temperature control system and maintains the world's highest level of painting standards. It also creates a pleasant working environment and is certified ISO14001, international standard for environmental management systems. Over 100 fleets of other airlines have been painted in the facility. The remaining three A380s will be repainted sequentially from 2021.

About Korean Air

Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world's top 20 airlines carrying more than 26 million passengers in 2018.

The airline operates over 460 flights per day to 124 cities in 44 countries on five continents; it has a modern fleet of 168 aircraft and employs over 20,000 professional employees. Korean Air's core business includes passenger, cargo, aerospace, catering and in-flight sales. The airline's main hub is at the Incheon (ICN) International Airport Terminal 2 which opened in 2018.

Korean Air is a founding member of the Sky Team airline alliance, which together with its 19 members annually welcomes 630 million passengers worldwide, on more than 14,500 daily flights, covering 1,150 destinations in 175 countries.

The airline launched a joint venture partnership with Delta Air Lines in the trans-Pacific market in May 2018. In 2019 Korean Air celebrates its 50th anniversary. With a vision to be a respected leader in the world airline community, Korean Air is dedicated to providing excellence in flight.