Japan Airlines has ordered four more Boeing
The order is valued at more than
$900 million at current list prices, and will expand JAL's
Dreamliner fleet to 49 airplanes.
"This order for
additional 787 Dreamliners, is a key part of our strategy as we
look to bolster our existing route network and strengthen our
position ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo," said
Yoshiharu Ueki, President of Japan Airlines. "The superior noise
performance of the 787 will play a critical role in meeting our
commitment for quieter operations within our domestic network
With 34 airplanes, Japan Airlines currently operates the
second largest 787 Dreamliner fleet in the world. The carrier is expected to receive its 35th Dreamliner,
a 787-9 this week. With this new order, Japan Airlines' 787
fleet include 29 787-8s and 20 787-9 airplanes.
honored to partner with Japan Airlines once again as they further
expand their world-class fleet with additional 787 Dreamliners,"
said Kevin McAllister, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial
Airplanes. "JAL has been able to successfully grow its business
over the years, while generating healthy profits due to the
efficiency and reliability of their 787 fleet."
Airlines became the first airline in the world to take delivery of
a 787 powered by General Electric GEnx engines in
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