Air New Zealand has finalized an order for four additional 787-9s, following on from the airline's announcement in
December that it would be placing an order. This is the airline's third order for the popular 787 Dreamliner. With
this confirmation, Air New Zealand has ordered a total of eight 787-9
Deliveries of these four airplanes will take place from 2011 through 2013. The value of the new order is approximately
$700 million at list prices.
Air New Zealand was the second airline to order the 787, placing its initial order for two airplanes in 2004. The following
year, Air New Zealand ordered two additional Dreamliners. The first of the airline's 787s will be delivered in 2010.
"These new aircraft are important to Air New Zealand's growth plans over the next decade," said Rob Fyfe, CEO of Air
New Zealand. "Their long-haul capabilities will reach to a variety of destinations in Africa, India, the Americas and Asia,
bringing some exciting prospects that we can pursue. Additionally the 787 has an industry-leading emissions profile
which furthers Air New Zealand's environmental initiatives."
Boeing now has 468 orders and commitments from 37 customers for the 787 since its launch in April 2004.
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