KOREAN Air has finalised an order for 30 Boeing 737 MAXs and two additional B777-300ERs, which the aircraft manufacturer values the order at US$4 billion at current list prices.
The airline also secured options on 20 more B737 MAXs as part of the deal, which was earlier announced as a commitment during the Paris Air Show in June.
According to Boeing, the carrier now has firm orders for 62 aircraft outstanding. Its subsidiary Korean Air Cargo has outstanding orders for five more B777Fs and four more B747-8Fs, reported Airlines and Destinations online.
In August Korean Air took delivery of the first of 10 Boeing 747-8s it had ordered.
The Seoul-based airline's Aerospace Division is a Boeing partner on both the B747-8 and B787 programmes, supplying the raked wing-tips for each model. It is also one of two suppliers producing the new 737 MAX Advanced Technology Winglet.
Finalisation of the Korean Air deal increases the firm orderbook for the B737 MAX to 2,929 aircraft, ordered by 60 customers.
Source : HKSG.