MIAT Mongolian Airlines (Mongolyn Irgenii
Agaaryn Teever) will soon take delivery of its first Boeing 787-9
Dreamliner, as the airline looks to connect its home
base in Ulaanbaatar with major European and North American cities
beginning in 2021.
The 787-9 will join MIAT’s fleet via
lease from Air Lease Corporation.
"Our vision is to become a
globally recognized Mongolian national flag carrier, and we are
making a significant step forward by adding the first 787-9
Dreamliner to our fleet," said Battur Davaakhuu, President and
CEO, MIAT Mongolian Airlines. "The Mongolian Dreamliner will fly
our passengers direct and in unmatched comfort to their dream
The Mongolian flag carrier joins other airlines in
Asia – including Hainan Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Vietnam
Airlines – that operate long-distance routes using the
787-9. The airplane can fly up to
7,635 nautical miles (14,140 km).
“ALC is honored to announce
this significant lease placement with MIAT Mongolian Airlines and
be the first to introduce the airline to the Dreamliner,” said
Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation.
“We are proud to support the national carrier as it expands its
fleet with the most technologically advanced aircraft to connect
Mongolia with the rest of the world.”
Since the 787’s
introduction in 2011, Boeing has booked over 1,400 orders from
more than 80 customers. The company counts MIAT as its
newest Dreamliner operator.