Korean Air announces an order for 25 Boeing aircraft with the value of approximately USD5.6 billion. The order includes 10 777-300ERs, five 747-8 freighters, five 777 freighters and five next generation 737s, along with options for eight additional airplanes — four 777-300ERs, two 747-BFs and two 737-900ERs.
Mumbai-based Jet Airways announced an order for 10 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners. This order, just placed, is valued at more than USD1.5 billion. Naresh Goyal, chairman of Jet Airways, said "these 787 Dreamliners, which will be used in conjunction with our 777s on order, will bring a new level of world-class service, as we expand our international operations with routes to Europe, Asia and the U.S." Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 46 Boeing aircraft: 737-400/700/800/900. They have one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world and operate more than 330 daily flights to 49 destinations that span the length and breadth of India, plus London, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Columbo and Kathmandu. The airline plans to extend its international operations to North America, Europe, Africa, China and Asia in the coming years.
Thirty eight airlines have logged 471 orders and commitments from Boeing, worth more than USD70 billion since the 787 launch. This makes the Dreamliner the most successful commercial airplane launch in history.