Korean Air to Add Boeing 747-8 Intercontinentals and 777-300ER Jets to Fleet
Boeing and Korean Air announced a commitment to purchase five 747-8 Intercontinental aircraft and six 777-300ER airplanes. The airline became the first Asian carrier to order the 747-8 when it bought five in December 2009. Today’s order is valued at roughly $3.6 billion at list price.
Korean also operates three 747-8 Freighters, with four more on order. The airline’s fleet presently has 90 Boeing passenger aircraft, comprised of 737, 747, and 777 jets. It also operates an all-Boeing cargo fleet of 747 and 777 Freighters and is the only airline operating both the 747-8 and 777 Freighters.
Korean Air operates over 400 flights per day to 125 cities in 45 countries and is a member of the SkyTeam alliance. Its fleet consists of 149 aircraft including the 90 Boeing planes.
The airline’s Aerospace Division is a Boeing partner on the 747-8 and 787 programs and supplies the plane’s raked wing-tips.