Korean Air placed the biggest aircraft order in its history yesterday, signing a purchase agreement valued at $5.3 billion for 10 777-300ERs, five 737-900s/700s, five 747-8Fs and five 777-200Fs. The large order, flagged by ATWOnline last month (ATWOnline, Oct. 17), signals the airline's ambition to compete with the world's biggest international carriers. "The purchase forms a key component in Korean Air's strategy of global expansion," it said in a statement. "The airline aims to maintain ...

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