SEOUL — Korean Air Co., South Korea's leading flag carrier, announced on Monday that it has ordered an additional 20 Airbus A321neo aircraft as a part of its ongoing fleet modernization efforts.
According to Yonhap News Agency, the airline had previously ordered 30 units of the A321neo model and received eight of them in December of last year. This new order brings the total number of A321neo aircraft in the company's possession to 50.
The airline currently uses its Airbus A321neo aircraft for short and medium-haul routes primarily serving Southeast Asia, China, and Japan.
In addition to the A321neo orders, Korean Air revealed its plans to acquire a total of 110 new next-generation aircraft in the coming years. This includes 10 Boeing 787-9s, 20 Boeing 787-10s, and 30 Boeing 737-8s. Concurrently, the airline will begin to phase out its older A330-300 and Boeing 777-200ER fleets.