Korean Air Finalises Twin-Aisle Order

Korean Air has finalised its order for 12 twin-aisle aircraft, a deal that was originally announced at the Paris Air Show in June. The order includes five 747-8 Intercontinentals and six 777-300ERs. In addition, Korean Air has announced an order for one additional 787 Dreamliner. The value of the combined order is $3.9bn 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 747-8 and 777 Freighter. Korean Air's current all-Boeing fleet 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.

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