Korean Air received the first Boeing 747-8i
On 25 August, Korean Air received the first Boeing 747-8i. Thus, the South Korean operator becomes the world's first airline operator with both Boeing 747-8 versions of the fleet, cargo and passenger versions.
If we look a little at the past, Korean Air plans were to introduce the first Boeing 747-8i aircraft on the Seoul - London route from August 2 to 2015. The plans at home did not match those of the "fair", the aircraft being delivered much later. From the latest information, 747-8i Korean Air will start flying towards London from 2 September. From 1 November, 747-8i Korean Air will fly towards San Francisco, and during the period 7 September - 23 October will operate on the route Seoul Incheon - Singapore.
The new version of the Boeing 747 aircraft comes with reduced fuel consumption (with 16% lower compared to 747-400), a major plus for any airline. At the same time, it comes with extra comfort for passengers, being a new aircraft and equipped with state-of-the-art technologies. Can fly nonstop up to 14,310 km.
Korean Air has 87 fleet of Boeing aircraft (737, 747 and 777). The cargo fleet is all Boeing (28 of 747-400 and 747-8, but also 777)