Korean Air expands A380 order to eight
Korean Air has ordered three more A380s from European aircraft manufacturer Airbus for an undisclosed sum.
The airline previously ordered five of the “superjumbos” in 2003, which it will initially introduce from 2010 on routes from Seoul to the U.S. West Coast, with subsequent destinations likely to include cities on the U.S. East Coast and Europe. Deliveries to Korean Air of the three additional aircraft are scheduled to take place in 2012 and 2013.
Airbus said that with Korean Air’s latest purchase it now has 192 firm orders from 16 customers for the A380.