Korean Air Firms Airbus A350 Order: More Details on Specifics

Korean Air Firms Airbus A350 Order: More Details on Specifics
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Korean Air (KE/KAL) has this morning firmed up it’s order for 33 Airbus A350 aircraft, following it’s signature not too long ago.

Such specifics have been released today, which gives a breakdown of the overall order in it’s entirety.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

The Airbus A350 Order for KE…

Of the 33 Airbus A350s ordered by Korean Air, this is broken down into the following:

  • 27 A350-1000s
  • Six A350-900s.

Commenting on the firming of the order was Jason Yoo, Chief Safety and Operating Officer and EVP at Korean Air:

“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.”

Adding to this was Benoit de Saint Exupéry, EVP Sales, Commercial Aircraft, Airbus:

Korean Air Firms Airbus A350 Order: More Details on Specifics
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“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.”

What Flights Could The Airline Operate With The Aircraft?

With these Airbus A350-900 and -1000 aircraft firmed up and ordered, what flights could Korean Air operate with the aircraft?

From it’s base in Seoul, it can fly the -900 up to 9,700 nautical miles and the -1000 up to 8,700 nautical miles.

This would open up new route possibilities for the carrier.

At this stage, it is unclear whether any of the -900s and -1000s will be the Ultra Long Range (ULR) variant.

Singapore Airlines has a few ULRs in it’s fleet.

We will no doubt know the specifics in due time once delivery timetables are released.

But for now, this is another major win for Airbus and the A350, with Korean Air firming up the order this morning.

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