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Korean Air to Add Nine Aircraft to Fleet in 2013

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Korean Air is to introduce nine additional next-generation aircraft to its fleet in 2013; two A380s, one A330-200, two B777-300ERs, two B737-900ERs, one B747-8F and one B777F.

The arrival of the addition two A380s in July and October 2013, will bring the number of Korean Airís A380s to eight.

Korean Air will mostly deploy the A380s on long-haul flights, including New York and Los Angeles.

During the month of January 2013, the A380 frequency between Incheon - New York has been doubled from seven to fourteen flights a week. The frequency of the A380 operation between Incheon - LA route is also increased from seven to twelve flights a week during the same period.

On 1 February, Korean Air will resume the A380 service between Incheon-Frankfurt and in August, the airline will begin its A380 service between Incheon and Atlanta.

Korean Air is committed to adopting fuel efficient and eco-friendly next-generation aircraft, which maximize passenger comfort with state-of-the-art seats and upgraded inflight services.

Korean Air introduced thirty aircraft during 2011 and 2012; sixteen in 2011 and fourteen in 2012. Korean Air plans to take delivery of a total of 53 aircraft including five B747-8is, ten B787-9s and ten CS300s by 2018.

As of January 2013, Korean Airís fleet numbered 148 aircraft. By the 50th anniversary of Korean Air in 2019, the aim is to have 200 aircraft.

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