Wed, 16 March 2016

Spain's Air Europa Takes Delivery of First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Air Europa has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

 Air Europa leased the aircraft through an agreement with SMBC Aviation Capital.

The newest addition to Air Europa's fleet will touch down in Madrid today (16 March) following a nonstop 4,128 miles (6,643 kilometres) delivery flight from Boeing's 787 assembly site in North Charleston, South Carolina.

"This delivery begins a new chapter in Air Europa's story. The state-of-the-art 787 Dreamliner will provide us with significant operational advantages as we aim to expand our footprint around the globe," said Juan Jos Hidalgo, president, Globalia, the parent company of Air Europa. "Additionally, it is an airplane that will offer our passengers an unrivalled on-board experience, and arrive at their holiday destination feeling refreshed."

Air Europa announced an order for 14 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in 2015, the largest ever Boeing widebody order from a Spanish carrier.

 Air Europa now has a combined total of 22 787-8s and 787-9s on order. 

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