Korean Air says to buy Boeing planes worth $3.77 billion

SEOUL Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:26am EDT

A Korean Air Boeing 777 taxis after its arrival at Prague's Vaclav Havel Airport April 10, 2013. REUTERS/Petr Josek

A Korean Air Boeing 777 taxis after its arrival at Prague's Vaclav Havel Airport April 10, 2013.

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SEOUL (Reuters) - Korean Air Lines Co Ltd (003490.KS) said on Thursday it would buy 3.98 trillion won ($3.77 billion) worth of aircraft from Boeing Co (BA.N).

The South Korean flag carrier said in a regulatory filing that the purchase would include five Boeing 747-8i planes, six 777-300ER planes and one 787 Dreamliner. The 12 aircraft will be purchased by end-2018.

($1 = 1055.9500 Korean won)

(Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Miral Fahmy)

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