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Korean Air Boeing 747-8i. Boeing Image.
Korean Air Boeing 747-8i HL7630. Boeing Image.

Boeing delivers Korean Air’s first 747-8i

Korean Air has taken delivery of the airline’s first 747-8 Intercontinental. The aircraft is the first of 10 747-8i’s the carrier has on order.

Korean Air has configured the aircraft with 368 seats. The First class feature the brand new Kosmo Suite 2.0, which includes a sliding door and higher partitions to provide added privacy for passengers. The suites are also equipped with updated in-flight entertainment systems, with large 24-inch high-definition monitors and new handheld touch remotes.

The airline’s Business Class Prestige Suites features staggered seating and privacy panels, along with 18-inch high definition touch screens.

Korean Air Boeing 747-8i Business Class Seat. Boeing Image.
Korean Air Boeing 747-8i. Business Class Seat. Boeing Image.
Korean Air Boeing 747-8i Business Class Seat. Boeing Image.
Korean Air Boeing 747-8i. Business Class Seat. Boeing Image.

With this delivery, Korean Air becomes the first airline in the world to operate both the passenger and freighter versions of the 747-8. The airline currently operates seven 747-8 Freighters. Korean Air is also only the second airline to operate both the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747-8i.

Walter Cho, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Korean Air

“This new aircraft delivers better fuel economy, That is important to a global airline such as ours. And it supports our goal to build and operate a first-class fleet of world-class aircraft.”

Korean Air Boeing 747-8i. Boeing Image.
Korean Air Boeing 747-8i. Boeing Image.

Ray Conner, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes

“Korean Air has been a valued Boeing customer for more than 40 years and we are honored to celebrate yet another milestone delivery together with their first 747-8 Intercontinental, As one of the few airlines that have operated almost all models of the 747 family, we are excited that Korean Air is extending the tradition with our newest 747-8 Intercontinental. I am confident that the 747-8 will continue to play an important role in Korean Air’s long-term success.”

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