Airbus Sells 200th A380
Airbus logged the sale of the 200th A380 with a firm order from Korean Air Lines for another two of the double-decker transports, the manufacturer announced today. This latest deal brings the total number of A380s ordered by Korean Air to 10. The carrier plans to operate the aircraft in a three-class layout on routes linking Seoul to destinations in North America and Europe, including Los Angeles, New York and Paris.
One of 16 customers for the A380, Korean Air last February added an order for three of the airplanes to an initial order for five placed in 2003. The airline said it expects to take delivery of its first airplane next year as part of a schedule that spreads shipments out to 2014. Plans call for the airplanes to replace Boeing 747-400s.