Korean Air, the largest carrier of Korea, has planned to add a fleet of next-generation aircrafts in the coming years. These aircrafts will be environmental friendly, have low fuel consumption, and will provide enhanced services to passengers.
The Korean flagship carrier has placed an order for Boeing 787-9s, Boeing 747 8is, and other state-of-the-art airplanes. These planes are ahead of its competitors and will place the airline at a better position in near future.
A spokesman of Korean Air said they will launch a large array of next-generation planes that will be much more fuel efficient, safe, and convenient for travelers. And this is possible as they have placed their order with Boeing, the aircrafts manufacturer much ahead of their rivals.
The delivery of 10 Boeing 747-8i aircraft will be taken from 2015 through 2017. This plane is an upgrade of their current Boeing 747-400 aircraft. The plane features 50 additional seats, 26 percent more cargo carrying capacity, and around 10 percent more flying capacity in one fueling. Boeing 747-8i aircraft can fly up to 14,814 kilometers. This is 1365 kilometers ahead of the previous model. Apart from this, Boeing 747-8i is 30 percent less noisy and emits 16 percent less carbon dioxide to atmosphere. In addition, 10 Boeing 787-9 aircraft will be launched from 2016.
The spokesman said, they will also be adding 10 Airbus 380 this year. The upgraded planes will provide passengers with more comfort and convenience than other airlines. They will also launch seven Boeing 747-8F and five 777F cargo planes by 2015. This addition will increase their potentiality for cargo transportation. Apart from this Korean Air will stop using its 3 Boeing 737-800, 4 Boeing 737-900, and 14 Boeing 747-400 airplanes by 2017. This will be executed so as to replace the old plane with the newly ordered planes.