The Dutch airline Arke, part of TUI Travel plc,
has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.
Arke will use the 787 on its service
between Amsterdam and the islands of Curacao, Aruba and Bonaire in
the Dutch Caribbean.
The airplane is the first of three
Dreamliners to join the carrier's all-Boeing fleet that also
includes Next-Generation 737s and 767-300ERs (Extended Range).
TUI Travel has ordered a total of 15
787-8s, of which six have been delivered and are currently in
operation with three of the six airlines it operates; Thomson
Airways, Jetairfly and now Arke.
"The 787 Dreamliner is an excellent fit for our
Dutch operations and we are delighted to be the first carrier in
the Netherlands to offer this product as part of our unique
holiday experiences," said Elie Bruyninckx, CEO TUI Netherlands.
"Passengers travelling on Arke's 787 will appreciate the
airplane's spacious interior, bigger windows and will arrive at
their destination felling refreshed, making it the perfect start
to any holiday."
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