SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean Air Lines Co. announced that it had made a set of exclusive name tags using a dismantled aircraft, a first in South Korea.
The country’s top flag carrier recently sold through its mileage mall the name tags made in April.
The name tags were made using the skin of a dismantled Boeing 777 aircraft that was retired from operation in Dec. 2019.
A total of 4,000 name tags were made as part of a limited edition. They instantly sold out thanks to explosive demand.
As they are made of the aircraft’s painted skin, each name tag has a different serial number, while featuring different colors and patterns.
Korean Air said that to keep the original feel of the material, they tried to preserve the scratches and stains as much as possible.
The mothballed plane, which was introduced in March 1997, was used mainly for mid- and long-range flights. Over 23 years, it logged 100,682 hours in the air on 16,903 flights.
Korean Air originally planned to sell the aircraft, but decided to dismantle it as it became difficult to sell due to the slump in the airline industry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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