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Korean Air Receives First Bombardier CS300 Jet
 
Bombardier and Korean Air celebrated the delivery of the first CS300 aircraft. The Seoul-based airline is the Asian launch customer for the new C Series aircraft family.
 
“It is an important milestone for the C Series program because it is our breakthrough into the fast-growing Asian market, and we are honored to have Korean Air Lines as our brand ambassador in the region,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
 
“We expect that over the next 20 years, Asian operators will take delivery of 2,870 small single-aisle aircraft. We are thrilled that Korean Air is the first in the region to showcase the CS300 aircraft’s outstanding performance and capabilities,” he said.
 
“We have witnessed the C Series impressive first year in service, and are pleased to take delivery of our first Bombardier CS300 aircraft,” said Soo-Keun Lee, Chief Technology Officer, Korean Air Lines. “When we selected the aircraft in 2011, we knew it would be a great addition to our fleet. Today, it is the most efficient aircraft in its class, and its passenger comfort is outstanding.”
 
Lee added, “The CS300 aircraft will enable us to reinforce our regional single-aisle operations, while providing a high level of profitability and customer satisfaction. These are key drivers of our decision to acquire the Bombardier CS300, and we are looking forward integrating it to our fleet.”
 
The delivery of this CS300 aircraft allows Korean Air to have better fleet allocation, thereby putting these “right size” Bombardier aircraft to lower-density regional routes. 
 
The aircraft delivery ceremony took place at the C Series production facility in Mirabel, Quebec.
 


 
 
 
 
 

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