19 NOVEMBER 2018


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Article from BTNews 19 NOVEMBER 2018

Air Europa Dreamliner boost

Another five Boeing B787 Dreamliners have been ordered by Air Europa in a multi-million-dollar upgrade to the $3.5bn investment in new aircraft announced three years ago.

The original order was for 22 Dreamliners to be delivered by 2022. This has now been increased to 27 aircraft by the same year. The first phase saw eight B787-8s delivered with the second phase this year delivering the first two B787-9s.

A further five are now scheduled to be delivered between April and December next year and a further 12 aircraft introduced progressively between 2020 and 2022.

Air Europa UK director Colin Stewart said: “The success of Air Europa’s ambitious fleet expansion and rejuvenation programme using the Dreamliner aircraft speaks for itself.

“The aircraft is incredibly popular with our passengers thanks to its many on-board features, as well as offering superior performance and being more environmentally friendly than older aircraft.

“To add to an already-substantial aircraft order is indicative of the growing profile and strong position of our airline, which added its first B787-8 in 2016 and has since carried more than 2.5m passengers in the Dreamliner fleet.”


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