Today Korean Air’s 1st 747-8i took off from Paine Field Airport (PAE). To mark this important milestone, Korean Air will be the 1st airlines to operate both passenger and freighter version of the 747-8, and the 2nd to operate the largest and latest version of passenger jetliner from both Boeing and Airbus.

Currently Boeing has 17 747-8i for several customers: Korean Air Lines (10), Arik Air (2), Transaero (4), and unidentified VIP (1). Lufthansa was the launch customer of the 747-8i, and has already taken all 19 of its order.DSC04282(E2) DSC04291(E2)