Korean Air order more A330-200s

KOREAN Air has placed a firm order with Airbus for six more A330-200 aircraft. The order is the first for the new 238-tonne take-off weight version of the twin-engine widebody, which will has an extended flying range of up to 7,200 nautical miles.

This takes the total number of A330s ordered by the carrier to 25: 16 A330-300s and nine A330-200s.

“Our latest order for the A330 is part of our ongoing expansion plan and will enable us to open up new long-haul routes,” said Yang Ho Cho, chairman and chief executive officer. “The latest version of the aircraft is an even more attractive option for linking Incheon efficiently and economically with Europe and destinations across the Pacific.”

John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer, customers, said: “This new order from Korean Air underscores the ongoing popularity of the A330 with the world’s leading airlines. [It is] the perfect choice in today’s market for medium capacity routes.”

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