Korean Air to receive seven new aircraft this year

15 Jan 2013

Korean Air is gearing up to receive seven new aircraft this year: two new A380s, one A330-200, two B777-300ERs and two B737-900ERs, all of which will be used within its long-haul network. 

The additional superjumbos, which will bring the carrier’s current fleet of A380s to eight, are scheduled for delivery in July and October and will be used on flights to New York, Los Angeles, Frankfurt and Atlanta.

Currently, Korean Air uses the A380 once a day on its double-daily services to New York (see story here) and on seven out of 17 services per week to Los Angeles. From this month onwards, the A380 will be used 14 and 12 times per week on those routes respectively. 

Furthermore, the A380 operated on the Seoul-Frankfurt route for a while last year (see story here) and that is set to resume on February 1 with the double-decker aircraft being used on a daily basis instead of the B777-300.

In August, the A380 will be deployed on the Seoul-Atlanta route on three out of seven flights per week (see story here).

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Alisha Haridasani

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