Asiana Airlines, South Korea's carrier, placed a firm order for six Airbus A380s to be delivered between 2014 and 2017. The aircraft will complement the 30 Airbus A350s it already has on order for delivery beginning in 2016.
The Seoul-based carrier has not decided how it will configure the cabins, but will offer three service classes. The order is valued at around $1.8 billion based on list prices.
It plans to operate the aircraft, two of which will arrive in 2014, two in 2015 and two in 2017, to the US and/or Europe.
Airbus has received 240 firm orders for A380 aircraft from 18 customers.