Air New Zealand dreams of new flag ship
Boeing and Air New Zealand have announced the airline’s plans to add the largest 787 Dreamliner model to its fleet with a commitment to buy eight 787-10 valued at USD 2.7 billion at list prices. The carrier, known for its global network and long-range operations, says that the 787-10 complements its current 787-9 and 777 fleet.
ANZ CEO Christopher Luxon: "With the 787-10 offering around 15% more space for both customers and cargo than the 787-9, this investment creates the platform for our future strategic direction and opens up new opportunities to grow."
With another 787-9 on the way and the 787-10 airplanes in the future, the airline’s Dreamliner fleet will grow to 22. The carrier’s widebody fleet also includes seven 777-300ERs and eight 777-200ERs, which it is progressively replacing with the new order. (ah)