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Korean Air Finalizes Order for 27 Airbus A350-1000s and Six A350-900s

Korean Air has today firmed a previously announced order for 33 Airbus A350 Family aircraft, including 27 A350-1000s and six A350-900s.  The new A350s will allow the carrier to operate their intercontinental rates with a 25 percent reduction in fuel use and emissions.

Korean Air Airbus A350-1000 Rendering - Courtesy Airbus

On Tuesday (April 2, 2024), Airbus announced that Korean Air has firmed an order for 33 Airbus A350 Family aircraft, including 27 A350-1000s and six A350-900s.  The efficient long-range jets will allow Korean Air to operate any of their existing intercontinental routes with a 25 percent reduction in fuel burn and emissions, and also introduce new long-haul routes.

In Tuesday’s announcement, Korean Air’s EVP and Chief Safety and Operating Officer, Jason Yoo, said,

“The A350’s exceptional range, fuel efficiency and passenger comfort make it a great fit for our global network.  We are confident that the introduction of the A350 to our fleet will drive operational efficiencies and elevate the overall travel experience for our passengers.”

Also commenting on the new order, Airbus’ EVP Sales – Commercial Aircraft, Benoit de Saint Exupéry, said,

“This order from  Korean Air is another major endorsement for the A350 as the world’s long range leader.  The airline will benefit from new levels of efficiency across its operations, with significantly reduced fuel consumption and carbon emissions.  The A350 will also be the perfect platform for the carrier to take its in-flight product and world class service to new heights.  We thank Korean Air for its ongoing confidence in Airbus and its products, and look forward to seeing the A350 flying in the carrier’s iconic livery.”

The state-of-the-art Airbus A350 Family is the world’s long-range leader, with passenger versions capable of flying up to 9,700 nautical miles (18,000 km).  Powered by the latest generation Rolls-Royce engines, the A350s airframe uses 70 percent advanced materials, including composites, titanium and modern aluminum to create a lighter and more efficient aircraft.  This results in an average reduction and fuel emissions by approximately 25 percent versus similarly sized previous generation aircraft.  As of the end of February 2024, The A350 Family had won 1,240 orders from 59 customers worldwide.


Source: Airbus


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