Boeing has announced an order for 14 787-9 Dreamliners from Spanish carrier Air Europa. The order valued at $3.6 billion at list prices, is 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 on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website.
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.
Juan Jose Hidalgo, president of Globalia, the parent company of Air Europa
“Since its beginning, Air Europa has always operated the most contemporary airplanes available to the market. With the steps we are taking, we will become an airline with the most modern fleet in the world. We have always looked for the best quality and comfort for our passengers and the Boeing 787 meets our needs because it is faster, quieter and more comfortable as well as being more efficient and more respectful to the environment, 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.”
Ricardo Cavero, deputy vice president of European Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
“This order speaks to the economic performance of the 787 and Air Europa’s recognition of its value in meeting its operational demands to access new long-haul markets, while at the same time providing an unrivalled on-board experience for its passengers, We look forward to continuing our long standing partnership with Air Europa as it continues its transition to an all-Boeing fleet.”