New Zealand: First Airline to Take Delivery on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Orders 2 More!

Airlines and Aviation

As the world's first airline to take delivery of a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, Air New Zealand orders 2 more, which brings the total number of the technologically advanced aircraft in the airline's fleet to 12.

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Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Photo Credit: Boeing.


Air New Zealand was the first airline in the world to take delivery of a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in July 2014.

The airline must be a satisfied customesr because it has just ordered 2 more Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, which will give the airline a fleet of 12 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners after all of the deliveries of the technologically advanced aircraft have been made.

The airline also operates 15 Boeing 777-200ERs ( extended range) and 777-200ERs.

"Air New Zealand was the first airline in the world to take delivery of a 787-9 and one of the first to recognize the synergies of operating both the 787 and 777," says Dinesh Keskar, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

The jetliner not only offers greater fuel efficiency, saving money for the airline and leaving a smaller carbon footprint on the environment.

More Pleasant In-flight Experience

The airplane also offers passengers a more pleasant in-flight experience because of larger windows, which can be electronically dimmed; larger overhead bins for luggage carried on board; LED lighting, which is easier on the eyes; pressurization to a lower altitude; higher humidity levels; a smoother ride; and cleaner air.

"The order shows [the airline's] confidence in our long-haul products," Dinesh says.

"With its new aircraft and superior passenger experience, it is no surprise Air New Zealand was voted Airline of the Year by for the 2nd year in a row."

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