Korean Air has signed a $1.5 billion agreement with Boeing for up to five 747-8 Intercontinental aircraft, a key breakthrough in the region for the stretched variant of the 747, which until now had been sold only to Lufthansa. The memorandum of understanding covers deliveries between 2013 and 2015 and will complement the fleet of five 747-8Fs that Korean also has on order. The Asian carrier was not previously linked to the passenger variant, having ordered the larger Airbus A380. ...


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