Korean Air orders Boeing aircraft

Boeing and Korean Air have announced that the two companies have finalised an order for 25 aeroplanes with a value of approximately $5.6bn at list prices.

Korean Air's order includes 10 777-300ERs, five 747-8 Freighters, five 777 Freighters and five Next-Generation 737s, along with options for eight additional aeroplanes. These would be four 777-300ERs, two 747-8Fs and two 737-900ERs.

The 777-300ERs will replace 747-400 passenger aeroplanes that Korean Air is converting to 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF), while the 747-8 Freighters and 777 Freighters will provide expansion capacity for air cargo.

The 737s will provide additional capability for domestic and regional routes to neighbouring countries.

Since receiving its first 707 in 1971, Korean Air has operated several Boeing models, including the Next-Generation 737, 747, 777, DC-9, DC-10, MD-11, and MD-80.