Korean Air (KAL) has ordered three more Airbus A380s,
lifting its firm commitments to the ultra-large type to eight.
A spokesman for the SkyTeam alliance carrier says from Seoul
that the three additional A380 passenger aircraft will be delivered in 2012 and
2013. He adds that the carrier’s first five A380s will be delivered in 2010 and
KAL placed its first order for five A380s in 2003, when it
also took three options. It selected the Engine Alliance GP7200 as the
powerplant for the first five aircraft but the spokesman says he is not able to
confirm whether the same engine will power the three additional aircraft.