Korean Air wants compensation for Airbus delays

22nd September 2006, Comments 0 comments

SEOUL, Sept 22, 2006 (AFP) - South Korean flag carrier Korean Air on Friday expressed concern and disappointment at new production delays to the A380 super-jumbo aircraft and said it would seek compensation.

SEOUL, Sept 22, 2006 (AFP) - South Korean flag carrier Korean Air on Friday expressed concern and disappointment at new production delays to the A380 super-jumbo aircraft and said it would seek compensation.

The delivery date for the first two of five planes which the carrier is buying from Airbus had previously been postponed by two to three months to February and March in 2008.

Delivery is now expected to be pushed back further after European aerospace group EADS admitted Thursday that its A380 program was set for further delays.

"We are disappointed at the delays. It causes concerns for us," a Korean Air spokesman said.

"But cancellation of the contract is out of the question. We will only ask for compensation in accordance with the contract," spokesman Shin Jin-Chul told AFP.

"The longer the delay is, the greater the compensation will be."

Korean Air's three other A380s, the biggest commercial airliner ever made, are scheduled for delivery in 2010.

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