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Friday, July 20, 2012

Korean Air Orders Two Boeing 777-300ERs

Boeing on Friday announced the completion of a firm order for two 777-300ERs by Korean Air, a deal worth $596 million.

The new order brings Korean Air’s total fleet of 777-300ERs to 12, and the Korean carrier has six more 777-300ERs on order with Boeing.

The 777-300ER seats up to 365 passengers in a three-class configuration, as Korean Air looks to expand its wide-body fleet of aircraft to meet growing passenger loads in the Asia-Pacific region.

“Korean Air has been a valued Boeing customer for over five decades and we are honored the airline has again chosen the 777-300ER to expand its long-haul fleet," said Ihssane Mounir, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Greater China and Korea, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The 777-300ERs advanced technology and innovative features will continue to provide the airline with tremendous economics and reliability. Korean Air's growing fleet of Boeing twin-aisle airplanes validates its commitment to excellence in flight.”

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