Korean Air (KE, Seoul Incheon) has announced plans to add thirty B787 Family aircraft to its fleet as part of its fleet renewal drive.

In a statement issued during the 2019 Paris Air Show at Paris Le Bourget, the carrier said it had tentatively committed to purchasing ten new B787-10s and ten additional B787-9s from Boeing. Deliveries will run from 2020 through to 2025.

As part of the agreement, Korean Air will also lease ten B787-10s from Air Lease Corporation deliveries of which will run from 2021 through 2023.

Korean Air plans to use the B787s to replace its B777 and A330 fleets which number fourteen B777-200(ER)s, four B777-300s, twenty-five B777-300(ER)s, eight A330-200s, and twenty-one A330-300s. Its mainline passenger fleet also includes ten B787-9s, ten A380-800s and ten B747-8s.