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Friday, January 16, 2015

Air Europa Orders $3.6 Million in Dreamliners

Juliet Van Wagenen

Air Europa Boeing 787-9 aircraft
Air Europa Boeing 787-9 aircraft. Photo: Boeing

[Avionics Today 01-16-2015] Air Europa has announced an order for 14 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $3.6 billion at list prices — the largest ever Boeing widebody order from a Spanish carrier. The order was booked in December 2014 and was previously attributed to an unidentified customer.

Air Europa now has a combined total of 22 787-8s and 787-9s on order as it continues its transition to an all-Boeing long-haul fleet.

"The first 787-8 Dreamliners will start to arrive in 2016, this will allow us to grow both the number of flights and destinations we will operate to by around 50 percent," said Juan Jose Hidalgo, president of Globalia, the parent company of Air Europa, speaking at a press conference held in Madrid.

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