Korean Air (KE, Seoul Incheon) has announced it will take delivery of its first A220-300 on December 25. The aircraft was originally due to arrive in September this year but was delayed pending a suitable solution to technical issues affecting Pratt & Whitney's PW1500G high-bypass geared turbofans.

The carrier said in a statement the Bombardier twinjet would feature a total of 127 seats including twenty-five in Economy Plus and 102 in Economy.

A second of the type is expected at Seoul Gimpo on January 1, 2018, ahead of the type's entry into revenue service on domestic Korean routes on January 16, 2018.

As the CSeries' Asian launch operator, Korean Air expects to add a total of ten CS300s by year-end 2018.