Korean Air orders two additional Boeing 747-8F freighters

Korean Air (Seoul) today (March 18) announced an order for two new 747-8 Freighters.

In December 2009, Korean Air became the first airline to order both the passenger and freighter versions of the 747-8. With this order, Korean Air has five 747-8 Intercontinentals and seven 747-8 Freighters on order. The 747-8 Freighter offers a range of 4,390 nautical miles (8,130 km) and a maximum structural payload capacity of 154 tons (140 tonnes). It also offers an additional 4,221 cubic feet (120 m3) and 16 percent more revenue cargo volume than the 747-400 Freighter.

The airline currently operates a total 27 Boeing freighter airplanes and will become one of two airlines to operate both the 747-8 Freighter and the 777 Freighter.

Korean Air Worldwide Route Map (Passenger and Cargo):