Boeing 787 Dreamliner News
Korean Air: 20 787-10s, 10 more 787-9s
- 18 June 2019 -
Korean Air announced at the Paris Air Show 2019 that it intends to add 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft to its fleet: twenty 787-10s, which are a new subtype in its fleet, plus 10 more 787-9s.
The 787-9s plus 10 787-10s will be ordered straight from Boeing, and the remaining 10 787-10s will be leased from Air Lease Corporation (ALC). Korean Air will introduce the larger 787-10 to complement its existing long-haul fleet, which already includes 10 787-9s. Other long-haul types in the fleet are the Boeing 747, the 777, the Airbus A330 and the A380.
The airline selected the General Electric GEnx turbofan engine to power its additional Dreamliners.
Air Lease Corporation signed an order at Le Bourget for five more 787-9s to bring its total fleet to 56 Dreamliners. Boeing has now more than 1,400 orders for the 787 from 80 customers worldwide. (Image: Boeing)