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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Korean Air Expands Fleet, Adds A380 Frequencies

Korean Air said it will introduce nine additional next-generation aircraft to its fleet this year. The aircraft will comprise two Airbus A380s, one A330-200, two Boeing 777-300ERs, two 737-900ERs, one 747-8F and one 777F.

Korean Air will take delivery of two A380s in July and October, bringing the number of aircraft to seven out of an order for 10 of the type. The A380s will be mostly used on long-haul flights, including New York and Los Angeles, California.

This month, the airline has doubled the A380 frequency between Incheon and New York from seven to 14X a week. It has increased A380 service between Incheon and Los Angeles from seven to 12X weekly.

On Feb. 1, the carrier will resume the A380 Incheon-Frankfurt service and will begin its A380 Incheon-Atlanta service in August.

Korean Air introduced 30 aircraft during 2011 and 2012; 16 in 2011 and 14 last year. The carrier plans to take delivery of 53 aircraft—including five 747-8Is, 10 787-9s and10 Bombardier CS300s—by 2018. It has 148 aircraft in its fleet and plans to have 200 by 2019.

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