KAL embarks on $200m seat upgrade project

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Korean Air (KAL) has embarked on a $200 million, two year project to upgrade seats and on-board entertainment for 32 aircraft.

The project involves 9,720 economy, business, and first class seats and will be completed in April 2011, says KAL. A new audio-video on demand system will also be installed, it says.

The project covers nine Boeing 777-200s, four Boeing 777-300s, three Airbus A330-200s, and 16 Airbus A330-300s, says KAL, adding that the aircraft will be refurbished in KAL's hanger at Gimpo International Airport in Seoul.

This is the second phase of refurbishments, it says. The first phase ran from 2005-2008 and saw 17 Boeing 747s and nine 777s refurbished, it adds.