South Korea's Asiana Airlines has no plans to operate Boeing 787s, despite previous indications from its chief executive that it could lease some of the type until its Airbus A350s arrive in 2016.
Last year, the Star Alliance carrier's chief executive, Yoon Young-Doo, told Flightglobal Pro that the airline could lease some 787s as an interim measure to replace its Boeing 777-200s and Airbus A330s, used on services to Southeast Asia, before the introduction of the A350.
However, Asiana now says that it does not have any plans to take any 787s, and that it will only replace its existing widebody fleet with A350s.
Asiana has 30 A350s on order, comprising 12 A350-900s, 10 -1000s and 8 -800s.
The airline adds that it "remains open to the possibility" of operating 787s at some point in the future "depending on market conditions".
Asiana's fleet of 79 aircraft also includes Boeing 767-300s, 747-400s, Airbus A320s and A321s. It also has six Airbus A380s on order, which will start arriving from 2014.