Admirers of big airplanes and internationalism alike were dealt a blow last week when Korean Air cancelled its planned introduction of the Airbus A380 to Atlanta, which was originally scheduled for New Year’s Day.
Originally, the airline was planning on a daily A380 flight from Seoul to Atlanta, in comparison with 10 weekly Boeing 777 flights. The airline will continue flying ten weekly 777s until August, according to the most recent schedule. In August, three weekly A380s will commence service, in addition to seven weekly 777s. This schedule is clearly subject to further change.
In other international news–unfortunately also of the bad variety–Atlanta’s Greek Consulate is likely closing as part of a global cutback in the struggling country’s consular services. Greece will also shutter its consulate in Perth, Australia, as well as embassies to Zimbabwe, Vietnam, New Zealand, Sudan, Peru, Uruguay.