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 further back, Korean Air's plans were to introduce the first Boeing 747-8i aircraft on the route Seoul - London, on August 2, 2015. The plans at home did not match those of the "fair", the aircraft being delivered much more Late. From the latest information, the 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 between September 7 and October 23 it 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)