KOREA: Korean Air opts for more A380s

Korean Air has announced an expansion of its A380 fleet with the purchase of three more A380 aircraft in addition to the fi ve it ordered in 2003. Starting in 2010, Korean Air will introduce the A380 on high-density routes from Seoul to the US west coast, with subsequent destinations likely to include cities on […]


Korean Air has announced an expansion of its A380 fleet with the purchase of three more A380 aircraft in addition to the fi ve it ordered in 2003.

Starting in 2010, Korean Air will introduce the A380 on high-density routes from Seoul to the US west coast, with subsequent destinations likely to include cities on the US east coast and Europe. Deliveries to Korean Air for the three additional aircraft are scheduled to take place in 2012 and 2013.

¡°Our decision to purchase the A380 aircraft is in line with our vision to become a global leading carrier providing the best quality of service to our passengers,¡± said Yang Ho Cho, chairman and chief executive officer of Korean air.