Toronto welcomes Korean Air Dreamliner on its first int’l route

Toronto welcomes Korean Air Dreamliner on its first int’l route

SEOUL — Korean Air’s new Dreamliner departed for its inaugural international route earlier today from Incheon to Toronto.

From June onwards, the airline will introduce its Dreamliner B787-9 flight service for its daily international route between the two destinations. The Gimpo-Jeju route, which B7878-9 was operating, will be substituted with B777-300 aircraft.

Moreover, Korean Air will receive its third B787-9 aircraft in mid-July. The new aircraft will then operate on the Incheon-Madrid and Incheon-Beijing routes starting in August.

The B787-9 Dreamliner is an integration of cutting-edge technology developed by Boeing. The B787-9 is well known for being an eco-friendly aircraft consuming 20% less fuel and generating fewer emissions by 20% than the aircraft that they are replacing. The ultra-light, fuel-efficient aircraft is made of composite material providing wider windows, a higher ceiling and increased cabin humidity, which collectively create a more comfortable environment for passengers. This explains why the aircraft has been aptly named the ‘dream aircraft’, also known as ‘Dreamliner’.

Meanwhile, Korean Air has scheduled to introduce a total of 10 B787-9 Dreamliners to its fleet and will utilize them for strategic flight operations.

The airline carried over 26 million passengers in 2016, and operates over 460 flights per day to 133 cities in 46 countries.

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