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Korean Air orders two more A380s

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SEOUL (BNS): Owing to growing passenger traffic, Korean Air has ordered two more double-deck A380 aircraft, taking the total number of A380s order to 10. The new aircraft will be deployed on routes linking Seoul to destinations in North America and Europe, including Los Angeles, New York and Paris.

Yang Ho Cho, Chairman and CEO of Korean Air, said that their decision to purchase the A380 aircraft is in line with the vision to become a global leading carrier providing the best quality of service to passengers. “The A380 is a comfortable, environment-friendly aircraft for the 21st century and it will enable Korean Air to provide Excellence in Flight to our customers,” Yang Ho Cho said.

John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers said that this order from Korean Air underscores the unique ability of the A380 to meet future growth requirements on the most heavily-travelled routes. “By placing additional orders today, Korean Air will be even better placed to consolidate its position as a leading global carrier, offering its passengers the highest levels of in-flight comfort aboard this all new flagship of the airline industry,” Leahy said.

With the new Korean Air order, total orders for the aircraft now stand at 200 from 16 customers.

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