Korean Air has placed an order for additional Boeing 787 Dreamliners, with extra joining the agreement via Air Lease Corporation.
Breaking down the order, the deal comprises of 20 Boeing 787-10s and 10 787-9s which is valued at $6.3 billion at list prices.
Walter Cho, Chairman of Korean Air, noted during the order ceremony that the Boeing 787 Dreamliner would become the backbone of their fleet for many years to come, adding the following:
“In addition to 25 percent improved efficiency, the stretched 787-10 offers around 15 percent more space for passengers and cargo than our 787-9s”
This order quadruples Korean Air’s 787 fleet to 40 aircraft as it looks to strengthen its long-haul fleet.
Rumored to take place at the Paris Airshow after sources indicated an order was imminent, Korean Air was evaluating the Boeing 787, 777X and Airbus A350.
Being a loyal Boeing customer, flying the 787, 777, 747 and 737, the airline likely received a good discount.
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