Korean Air has taken delivery of its 25th B777-300ER, the 200th Boeing aircraft the airline has purchased since 1971.
The South Korean carrier’s very first Boeing aircraft was a B707-3B5C. Out of the 200 aircraft from Boeing over 48 years, Korean Air currently operates a total of 119 on both international and domestic routes as part of its passenger and cargo fleets.
Its latest aircraft will operate along the Incheon–Fukuoka route, as well as to a host of international destinations including San Francisco, Osaka and Hanoi.
Korean Air first introduced the B777-300ER in 2009. With a seat capacity of 291, the 300ER is an eco-friendly aircraft with 26% less carbon dioxide emissions compared to its predecessor. It’s also less noisy.
Currently, Korean Air connects 124 cities in 44 countries with 119 and 49 aircraft manufactured by Boeing and Airbus respectively.