Air Europa is celebrating the delivery of the carrier’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Air Europa takes delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner following a ceremony held at Boeing’s 787 assembly site in North Charleston, South Carolina.
Air Europa leased its first 787 through an agreement with SMBC Aviation Capital.
The delivery is also the first Dreamliner to SMBC Aviation Capital.
“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 José 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.”
The 787 is a family of technologically advanced, super-efficient airplanes with new passenger-pleasing features.
In addition to bringing big-jet ranges to midsize airplanes, the 787 will provide Air Europa with unmatched fuel efficiency and environmental performance, using 20 to 25 per cent less fuel and with 20 to 25 per cent fewer emissions than the airplanes it replaces.
Air Europa announced an order for 14 787-9 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 as it continues its transition to an all-Boeing long-haul fleet.