Air New Zealand to buy two more Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

By David Flynn, December 8 2014

IN BRIEF | Air New Zealand will buy two more Boeing 787-9s, taking its total Dreamliner fleet to 12.

The Kiwi carrier, which was the world's first airline to fly the long-range and fuel-efficient 787-9, says the two jets are due for delivery in 2017 and the second half of 2018.

The airline still has six more 787-9 purchase options up its sleeve.

"As the airline’s commercial performance continues to improve, we are focussed on reinvesting our profits directly back into the business on products, services and fleet to further enhance the customer experience and to ensure the business remains strong and competitive" commented Air New Zealand CEO Chris Luxon in announcing the plan.

“Air New Zealand is very committed to the Boeing 787-9" Luxon added, saying that "the aircraft is a key component in our growth strategy."

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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

This is excellent news. I just wish they had placed the spaceseats in PE on these new birds :(

02 Jan 2013

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I cant agree with you DB. I've flown the Spaceseat numerous times to LAX and PE on the Dreamliner a couple of times and I have to say the PE product on the Dreamliner is more superior then what you get on the 773.

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