KAL orders three more A380s

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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 2011.

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.