Korean Air buys two Boeing freighters

THE world’s number one cargo airline, according to IATA statistics, is expanding its freighter fleet.

Korean Air has placed an order for two new Boeing 747-8 freighters at a cost of US$639 million.

In December 2009 Korean Air became the first airline to order both the passenger and freighter versions of the 747-8. With this order, Korean Air has five 747-8 Intercontinentals and seven 747-8 freighters on order.

The airline currently operates a total of 27 Boeing freighters.

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