Korean Air has placed a firm order with Airbus for five A330-200s.
The latest purchase agreement increases the total number of A330s ordered by Korean Air to 30 aircraft, of which 23 – 16 A330-300s and seven A330-200s – have already been delivered. All of the remaining aircraft on order are Airbus A330-200s.
As with Korean Air’s existing Airbus A330 fleet, the newly ordered aircraft will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW 4000 engines.
“Korean Air’s latest order underscores the ongoing success of the A330 with leading airlines worldwide,” says John Leahy, chief operating officer customers for Airbus. “Combining the highest levels of reliability, outstanding medium and long-range capabilities and the lowest operating costs in its class, the A330 is proving time and time again that it is the most efficient aircraft in service today in the mid-size widebody category.”
Airbus has recorded orders for more than 1,100 A330-family jets. More than 750 A330s are now flying with more than 90 operators worldwide.
In addition to passenger aircraft, the A330 family also includes freighter, VIP and military transport / tanker variants.