South Korea’s largest airline and flag carrier, Korean Air, received its very first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner yesterday (Feb 22) at a handover ceremony at the manufacturers Charleston plant. It is the first of 10.
When the airplane arrives in South Korea it will operate the domestic Seoul Gimpo – Jeju flight for one month, before it will be deployed on flights from Seoul Incheon to Zurich, Madrid and Toronto.
“The 787 Dreamliner will be a key member of Korean Air’s fleet as we continue to introduce next-generation airplanes to our customers,” says Walter Cho, president of Korean Air. Korean Air is getting 10 Dreamliners—five this year and five more by 2019. “The cabin features are impressive and will ensure maximum comfort for Korean Air’s passengers,”