Korean Air (KAL) plans to convert two options for Boeing 747-8 freighter aircraft to firm orders, taking its total orders of the aircraft type to seven.

A KAL spokesman confirms that the carrier has made the change, along with a decision to convert an order of 10 Boeing 787-8s to -9s.

The SkyTeam carrier announced in November 2006 that it would order five 747-8Fs, with two options. It was scheduled to receive the first in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news