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The Asiana A380 (from my collection).

The Asiana A380 (from my collection).

Asiana Airlines will take delivery of its first Airbus A380 on Monday morning at a ceremony at the European manufacturer’s main facility in Toulouse, France.

The South Korean carrier will become the 11th airline to operate the superjumbo when it flies from Seoul’s Incheon International Airport (ICN) to Tokyo (NRT), Osaka (KIX), Hong Kong (HKG) and Bangkok (BKK) on June 13.

And on Aug. 15, the airline will launch its first A380 service to Los Angeles (LAX).

The aircraft being delivered on Monday had its maiden flight last December when it flew from Toulouse to Hamburg, Germany, where painting and cabin furnishing were completed in March.

An Airbus post on Monday's delivery. Courtesy: Airbus

An Airbus post on Monday’s delivery. Courtesy: Airbus

The Asiana A380 features 495 seats in three classes, including 12 First- and 66 Business-class seats.

With a fleet of 83 aircraft, Asiana flies to 89 destinations in 24 countries, including six cities in the United States.

The airline is a member of the Star Alliance that also includes Air Canada and United.