Korean Air places order for five B777Fs
Korean Air has finalised an order for five B777 Freighters, valued at more than US$1.5 billion at current list prices.
March 2, 2015
Korean Air has finalised an order for five B777 Freighters, valued at more than US$1.5 billion at current list prices. As one of the world’s largest cargo airlines, Korean Air currently operates an all- Boeing freighter fleet of 26 aircraft that includes 17 B747-400 Freighters, five B747-8 Freighters and four B777 Freighters.
“We truly value our enduring partnership with Korean Air and we are pleased that they have selected the 777 Freighter to bolster their all-Boeing Freighter fleet,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of NE Asia Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “This order further demonstrates Korean Air’s commitment to excellence and will help the airline maintain its position as a leading global airline.”
South Korea’s flag carrier currently operates 86 Boeing passenger airplanes and has unfilled orders for nearly 40 additional aircraft, including 12 B777- 300ERs, 10 B747-8 Intercontinentals, 10 B787-9 Dreamliners, two B747-8 Freighters and six B777 Freighters.
The B777 Freighter is the world’s longest-range twin-engine freighter, capable of flying 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 kilometres) with a full payload at general cargo market densities. Boeing says the aircraft’s range capability translates into significant savings for cargo operators: Fewer stops and associated landing fees, less congestion at transfer hubs, lower cargo handling costs and shorter cargo delivery times.