PARIS (AP) -- Korean Air has ordered six Airbus A330 aircraft for use on routes linking Seoul with Europe and North America, the European jet maker said Friday.
The order takes to 25 the total number of A330s ordered by Korea's national flag carrier, and will allow Korean Air to open up new long-haul routes, Chairman Yang Ho Cho said in an Airbus statement.
The new order is the first for Airbus' revamped A330-200, with increased takeoff weight and an extended range of up to 7,200 nautical miles, Airbus said.
Delivery of the planes is scheduled to begin in 2010.
Financial terms of the order were not disclosed. The A330-200 has an average list price of $180.9 million, according to Airbus' Web site. Aircraft makers often give discounts to airline customers.