Korean Air Orders 33 Airbus A350 Aircraft

Korean Air has disclosed its plans to enter into a significant contract with Airbus, for the purchase of 33 Airbus A350 aircraft. This acquisition encompasses both the -900 and -1000 variants of the A350. With this new order, Korean Air’s future deliveries will exceed 140 aircraft.

In a recent statement, Korean Air announced its intention to formalize the agreement for the Airbus A350, a move anticipated by the aviation industry. The contract, valued at approximately $13.7 billion, will include 27 units of the larger A350-1000 model and six of the A350-900 model.

These incoming aircraft are designated to refresh Korean Air’s fleet by replacing older models, supporting the airline’s commitment to operating a modern, efficient, and sustainable fleet. The A350 is recognized for its environmental efficiency, offering a 25% reduction in carbon emissions relative to preceding aircraft of comparable size, positioning it as a leading choice for eco-conscious carriers globally.

Korean Air Aircraft Orders so far

Korean Air’s forthcoming aircraft deliveries encompass a diversified mix of 143 widebody and narrowbody aircraft from Airbus and Boeing. The distribution is as follows:

Aircraft TypeNumbers On Order
Airbus A321neo50
Airbus A350-9006
Airbus A350-100027
Boeing 737-830
Boeing 787-910
Boeing 787-1020

The A350 introduces a new aircraft type to Korean Air’s fleet. However, the other models slated for delivery are compatible with the airline’s current operations, as Korean Air either presently operates those specific models or related types within the same family. Notably, Korean Air flies the 787-9 variant but will be integrating the 787-10 for the first time.

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