25-Oct-2013 10:18 AM

Korean Air finalises order for five 747-8Is, six 777-300ERs and one additional 787

Korean Air and Boeing finalised (24-Oct-2013) an order for five 747-8 Intercontinentals and six 777-300ER aircraft that was announced as a commitment during the Paris Air Show in Jun-2013. In addition, Korean Air has also announced an order for one additional 787. The value of the combined order is valued at USD3.9 billion at current list prices. With this order Korea's flag carrier expands its backlog of 747-8 Intercontinentals and 777-300ERs to 10 each. The order also increases Korean Air's 787 backlog to 11. Korean Air is currently the only airline in the world to order both the passenger and freighter variations of the 747-8. The airline also became the first international carrier to simultaneously operate both the 747-8F and 777F. Korean Air's current fleet of 90 Boeing passenger aircraft consists of 737, 747 and 777 aircraft The airline also operates an all-Boeing cargo fleet of 27 747-400, 747-8 and 777 Freighters. The airline's Aerospace Division is also a key Boeing partner on both the 747-8 and 787 programmes, supplying the distinctive raked wing-tips for each model. [more - original PR]

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