Delivery of the first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental to Korean Air

After seven freight-only machines Korean Air is the world’s first airline to operate a passenger version of Boeing 747-8 series

Delivery of the first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental to Korean Air

On August 25, 2015 Boeing and Korean Air celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 747-8 Intercontinental. The new jet is the first of 10 747-8 passenger airplanes the carrier has on order.
With a range of 7,730 nautical miles (14,310 km), the 747-8 Intercontinental offers 16 per cent savings in fuel consumption and emissions over its predecessor, the 747-400, while generating 30 per cent less noise. The airplane also features an all-new, 787 Dreamliner-inspired interior.
With a fleet of 161 aircraft, Korean Air is one of the world’s top 20 airlines, and operates more than 430 flights per day to 128 cities in 45 countries. Korea’s flag carrier currently operates a fleet of 87 Boeing passenger airplanes that includes 737, 747 and 777s. The airline also operates an all-Boeing cargo fleet of 28 freighters of the 747-400, 747-8 and 777 series.
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