Boeing is reporting today two airlines have placed orders for three more of its popular 777 twin jets.
Korean Air has signed an order for two of Boeing’s 777-300ER jets. At list prices those planes are worth nearly $600 million.
In the meantime, Ethiopian Airlines has ordered a single 777-200LR to supplement its existing fleet of five of the ultra-long-range aircraft. The 777-200LR lists from $276 million.
Korean already operates a fleet of 34 777s including 10 777-300ERs. The airline has six more 777-300ERs on order with Boeing.
Boeing claims the 777-300ER is 20 percent less costly to operate per seat than its competition. The aircraft will seat 365 passengers in a three-class configuration. Its maximum range is more than 9,100 miles.
The 777-200LR is smaller than the 777-300ER (301 versus 365 passengers) but flies farther, some 10,800 miles non-stop with a full passenger load.