Air New Zealand To Boost Dreamliner Fleet

Air New Zealand is to extend its fleet of 787-9 aircraft having ordered two more of the widebodies, which are worth $257m each at list prices.

Air New Zealand is to extend its fleet of 787-9 aircraft having ordered two more of the widebodies, which are worth $257m each at list prices.

The airline, which was the launch customer for the Dreamliner, took delivery of its first 787-9 in July 2014.

“The entry into service programme has gone very smoothly and we’ve been incredibly pleased with the aircraft’s performance,” said Christopher Luxon, CEO of Air New Zealand.

“These new 787-9s will provide us with additional flexibility as we move forward with our growth plans.”

The order will increase the airline’s fleet to a total of 12 787-9s, which will operate alongside 15 777-200ERs and 777-300ERs.

It currently operates three 787-9s and has nine on order.

The latest deal was agreed in 2014 but announced yesterday (January 6). 

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