As the airline industry keeps struggling to stay on float, we keep hearing about new rules, regulations, fees and features.
National carrier Korean Air is set to open the world’s inaugural inflight duty-free shop on board its fleet of 10 Airbus A380 aircraft, the first of which is due to commence operations on June 10. The store, built by UK firm AIM Aviation and designed in partnership with beauty supplier L’Oréal, will occupy an area of 12sq m (129sq ft) and offer cosmetics, fragrances, accessories and a limited selection of liquor to passengers.
Instead of browsing inflight catalogues at their seats, passengers will be called in groups according to the flight class to enter the shop and browse the products on offer. Orders will be placed with a crew member and delivered to their seats later. The display will hold up to 64 individual skus, according to AIM.