Asiana Takes Delivery of Its First Boeing 777

Responding to customer demand for enhanced network schedules and more frequency to travel destinations, Asiana Airlines recently added a new intermediate-size airplane to its fleet with its first Boeing 777-200ER (Extended Range).

Asiana is leasing the airplane through International Lease Finance Corporation and will introduce the new 777 into service this month to serve popular destinations in Southeast Asia and the trans-Pacific region.

"Asiana's continued business success and the decision to select the Boeing 777-200ER to expand its business in the future indicates the unmatched performance our customers are experiencing with the 777 airplane," said Doug Groseclose, vice president, Sales - Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "By providing the right products and solutions, Asiana is able to meet its customers needs."

The 777-200ER airplane offers unlimited possibilities with unmatched range and shorter trip times than competing models in its class. It sets a new level of comfort and spaciousness for air travel and is the most technologically advanced airplane in the industry. With extremely high reliability, easy maintenance and operation, the 777 is designed to fit easily into long-haul operations for all airlines.

Asiana operates 49 Boeing airplanes, which include 25 737s, 12 767s, and 12 747s.

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Lewis Brinson
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Ida Hawkins
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