Korean Air Places Incremental Order for 20 More Airbus A321neos
Korean Air has placed an incremental order for 20 additional Airbus A321neos. The carrier has already taken delivery of eight A321neos out of their initial order for 30 placed in December 2022.
On Monday (October 30, 2023), Korean Air announced that they have placed an incremental order for 20 additional Airbus A321neos. This is in addition to an order for 30 of the type placed in December 2022, eight of which have already been delivered. The carrier’s A321neos are configured in two classes with eight Prestige Class seats and 174 Economy Class seats and feature the comfortable Airspace by Airbus cabin. Prestige Class guests enjoy fully lie-flat seats, and all passengers can enjoy Wi-Fi connectivity. The next generation A321neo fleet is being deployed on short and medium-haul routes to destinations in Southeast Asia, China and Japan.
Slide 1: Korean Air's Airbus A321neo Prestige Class Seats; Slide 2: Korean Air's A321neo Economy Class Seats - Courtesy Korean Air
In Monday’s announcement, Korean Air’s EVP and Chief Safety and Operating Officer, Jong Seok (Jason) Yoo, said,
“The A321neo is aligned with Korean Air’s commitment to reducing carbon footprint while providing exceptional services. Its contemporary design, advanced technology, and spacious interior redefine the travel experience.”
Korean Air is committed to the modernization of their fleet for operational safety, sustainability and an enhanced guest experience. Over the coming years, the carrier will take delivery of 110 new generation airplanes, including 20 additional A321neos, 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, 20 787-10s and 30 Boeing 737-8 MAX jets. As the new aircraft are delivered, Korean Air will sequentially retire their Airbus A330-300 and Boeing 777-200ER fleets.
Source: Korean Air