Lufthansa Group has agreed deals for the purchase of a total of 40 state-of-the-art aircraft for its airlines. The 20 Boeing 787-9 and 20 additional Airbus A350-900 planes will primarily be replacing four-engine aircraft.
Bamboo Airways, a start-up airline founded in 2017, began commercial operations in January, offering flights linking the capital of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with cities in Vietnam.
Having long operated a fleet of Boeing single-aisle jets, WestJet will use the super-efficient, long-range 787-9 Dreamliner to serve new international routes.
Boeing delivered some 69 737 planes in December and set a new annual record of 806 deliveries in 2018, surpassing its previous record of 763 deliveries in 2017. The company also grew its order book, with 893 net orders, including 203 plane sales in December.
Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its daily scheduled service from Abu Dhabi to Hong Kong from March. The two-class aircraft will replace the Airbus A330-200 aircraft currently operating the route.
Boeing has delivered the first 787-9 Dreamliner for Royal Air Maroc, introducing a second member of the super-efficient Dreamliner family to the airline’s fleet. The new airplane offers more seats and more range, which will help Morocco’s flag carrier grow its international business.
United Airlines has announced it will operate its newest Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on six trans-Atlantic routes from its New York/Newark hub beginning in March.
In a major $3.5 billion investment in new aircraft announced in 2015 the target was for 22 Dreamliner aircraft to be delivered by 2022 – this has now been increased to 27 Dreamliners by 2022.
Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 on its daily scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur, effective December 20th, and to Brussels, effective January 3rd
Boeing has delivered the first 787-9 Dreamliner for Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines. The new Dreamliner will also be the first widebody commercial jet operated by a privately-held Chinese airline.
This is the first Boeing airplane to join the Tahitian airline, which plans to use the longest-range Dreamliner to replace aging A340s and connect its home base in the South Pacific with world cities such as Paris, Tokyo and Los Angeles.
Boeing, Air Lease Corporation and Eva Air have celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner. Eva Air plans to debut the long-range and super-efficient airplane in November on international routes.