Korean orders long-haul Boeing aircraft
The US airframe manufacturer Boeing and Korean Air have finalized an order for five B747-8 Intercontinentals and six B777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners that was announced as a commitment during the Paris Air Show in June. In addition, the South Korean carrier has is ordering one additional B787 Dreamliner. The value of the combined order is USD 3.9 billion at current list prices.
Korean Air is currently the only airline in the world to order both the passenger and freighter variations of the B747-8 (photo). The airline also became the first international carrier to simultaneously operate both the B747-8 and B777 freighters. Korean Air, has a fleet of 155 aircraft, 90 of which are Boeing passenger airplanes. The airline also operates an all-Boeing cargo fleet of 27 B747-400, B747-8 and B777 freighters.