Air Europa today announced an order for 14 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $3.6 billion at current list prices. The order is the largest ever Boeing widebody order from a Spanish carrier. 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.
"Since its beginning, Air Europa has always operated the most contemporary airplanes. With the step we are taking, we continue this tradition. The Boeing 787 is faster, quieter and more comfortable, but also more efficient and therefore more respectful to the environment," said Juan José Hidalgo, president of Globalia, the parent company of Air Europa, speaking at a press conference held in Madrid. "The first Dreamliners will start to arrive in 2016. In 2022, all of them will be fully operational, making Air Europa's fleet one of the most modern in the world."
"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," said Ricardo Cavero, deputy vice president of European Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "We look forward to continuing our long standing partnership with Air Europa as it continues its transition to an all-Boeing fleet."