Korean Air to Add Boeing 747-8 Intercontinentals and 777-300ER Jets to Fleet

By Paul Riegler on 18 June 2013
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A Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental in Korean livery

A Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental in Korean livery

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.


Accura News

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