TOULOUSE, FRANCE — Korean Air has become a new operator of the Airbus' best-selling A320 Family, following the recent delivery of an A321neo from an order of 30 aircraft with the European aircraft manufacturer.

Korean Air's first A321neo is powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines, bringing a 25% reduction in fuel consumption and emissions per seat compared with previous generation competing aircraft.

This enables Korean Air to benefit from enhanced efficiency and be able to deliver on its sustainability objectives whilst reducing operating costs.

Korean Air becomes the first airline in Asia to take delivery of an A321neo with the complete Airbus' Airspace cabin concept.

For its A321neo fleet, Korean Air has specified a high-comfort two-class layout, with eight full-flat seats in Business Class and 174 in Economy.

The Asian carrier is Airbus' longest-standing customer from outside Europe having placed its first order in 1974. The airline's fleet currently includes 50 Airbus aircraft, comprising the A220, A330, and A380. In the single-aisle segment, the A321neo will complement the A220 fleet at the airline, enabling maximum operational flexibility.

As of the end of October 2022, the A320neo Family had received over 8,500 orders from over 130 customers worldwide.