and today unveiled an agreement for five and six .
The agreement is not a firm order and Korean Air and Boeing will now work to finalize the order, valued at approximately $3.6 billion at current list prices.
Korean Air Executive Vice President Corporate Strategy and Planning Walter Cho says the “airplanes’ economics and reliability together with passenger experience” played a big part the airline’s decision to buy the aircraft.
Thealliance member is the only airline in the world to order both the passenger and freighter variations of the 747-8. When the new commitment is finalized Korean Air will have 10 747-8s order. The airline has taken delivery of three of its seven 747-8Fs on order.
Korean Air also has taken delivery of 10 of the 15 777-300ERs it has ordered.