9 DECEMBER 2013
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Belgian airline Jetairfly became the first airline in Benelux to operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on 4 December.
The new aeroplane was delivered directly from Boeing’s Paine Field in Everett to Brussels and is scheduled to begin flying short and medium haul routes in early December and long haul routes between Christmas and the New Year. It will replace the Boeing 767 in Jetairfly service.
Jetairfly is part of the TUI Travel PLC, the largest tourism group in the world, and as such wears very similar markings to the Dreamliners operated by Thomsonfly.
"We are very excited about the Jetairfly Dreamliner entering service as the first and only 787 operated by a Belgian airline," said Elie Bruyninckx, CEO TUI Belgium. "This aircraft isn't only a perfect match with our innovative and sustainable philosophy. It is also a great asset in our strategy of offering unique holiday experiences to our passengers, especially when they fly between Europe and the Caribbean."
The 787 is the most technologically advanced aeroplane in the sky with composite materials making up 50% of the structure. This allows the Dreamliner to use 20% less fuel and emit 20% fewer CO2 emissions than similarly sized aircraft. www.jetairfly.com
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