|Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Photo: Boeing|
[Avionics Today 05-14-2015] Boeing and TUI Group have finalized an order for one 787-9 Dreamliner with an option for another. The order is valued at $257 million at current list prices. TUI Group also announced that it will substitute two unfilled orders for 787-8s for two 787-9s. The European leisure group will operate a fleet of 13 787-8s from this summer and, with today's announcement, will add three 787-9s to its fleet within the next three years.
"Adding the 787-9 to our order book enables TUI Group's airlines to continue to develop its long-haul network, giving access to new and exciting leisure destinations for our customers," said Henrik Homann, TUI Group's managing director of aviation.
There are six airlines in the TUI Group operating 144 medium- and long-haul aircraft, including the 787: TUIfly, Thomson, TUIfly Nordic, Jetairfly, Corsair and ArkeFly. Boeing has delivered more than 165 airplanes to TUI Group airlines, including the orders for 787s and 60 737 MAXs.