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Korean Air Orders 30 Boeing Dreamliners in Long-Haul Expansion

  • Carrier to buy 20 jets and lease a further 10 in new deal
  • Order marks first for troubled Boeing at the Paris Air Show
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Korean Air Lines Co. agreed to buy 20 widebody Boeing Co. 787 aircraft and lease 10 more as the U.S. planemaker got off the mark at the Paris Air Show after rival Airbus SE clinched a series of sales.

The Seoul-based airline will buy 10 new 787-10s and 10 additional 787-9 airplanes valued at $6.3 billion at current list prices, the carrier said in a statement on Tuesday. That will quadruple the long-haul fleet of Korea’s flagship airline, which is expanding its fleet and replacing aging jets following a transpacific joint venture with Delta Air Lines Inc.