Korean Air, the second largest 747 operator in the world, yesterday ordered five 747-8Is, making it the second passenger airline to order the type. Korean Air had previously ordered five 747-8Fs and two options. A delivery date was not announced, but Boeing acknowledged that the first delivery of the passenger version would be in late 2011.
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Sat, 5. December 2009
Tue, 14. July 2009
Korean Air CEO Cho Yang-ho was recently interviewed by Airline Business. In this interview, he discusses how Korean Air is adapting to the weak won, continuing to expand and order new aircraft, returning to the Asian value of long-term vision, and above all, not panicking.
Sat, 11. April 2009
Korean Air was recently featured in this article by Air Transport World, focusing on the airline's current financial concerns, its aerospace manufacturing, international connecting passengers, and rise to the top of the cargo world.
Sun, 8. March 2009
Korean Air celebrated its 40th anniversary on 1 March, commemorating the airline's takeover from the national government by the Hanjin Transport Group. The company was originally founded in 1962 to replace the prior state-run airline. Over the last four decades, Korean Air has grown from a fleet of eight serving 700,000 passengers annually among eleven destinations to a fleet of 130 carrying 21 million passengers to 116 cities.
Thu, 26. February 2009
Korean Air ordered six additional A330-200s today, which will be used for expansion rather than replacing its fleet of A300s. The aircraft will be delivered between 2010 and 2013. The airline already has three A330-200s and sixteen A330-300s.
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