Boeing, TUI finalise order for 787-9 Dreamliner
Boeing and TUI Group, integrated leisure travel group of companies, have finalised an order for one 787-9 Dreamliner with an option for one further 787-9.
May 18, 2015
By Denice Cabel
Boeing and TUI Group, integrated leisure travel group of companies, have finalised an order for one 787-9 Dreamliner with an option for one further 787-9. The order is valued at US$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 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 aviation.
“This new and revised order is testament to the value that the Dreamliner family offers in meeting TUI Group’s operational and environmental goals, while at the same time providing an unrivalled on-board experience for its passengers,” said Todd Nelp, vice president of European Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
There are six airlines in the TUI Group operating 144 medium and long-haul aircraft, including the 787. The airlines are TUIfly, Thomson, TUIfly Nordic, Jetairfly, Corsair and ArkeFly, serving more than 180 destinations around the world. Throughout its history, Boeing has delivered more than 165 aircraft to TUI Group airlines. As well as the orders for 787s, TUI Group also has ordered 60 737 MAXs.