Juneyao makes its first widebody order as it plots global reach
February 22nd: China's Juneyao Airlines has finalised an order for five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The order is valued at $1.3 billion at list prices and comes as Boeing rolls out the first 787-10, the largest variant of the 787 which is due to enter into service in 2018. Juneyao's new order includes options for five more 787-9s. It is the airlines first Boeing order and first widebody airplane order as the privately-owned airline looks to spread its network beyond China.
Juneyao's new order includes options for five more 787-9s. It is the airlines first Boeing order and first widebody airplane order as the privately-owned airline looks to spread its network beyond China. 'Our strategic vision is to develop into an international airline that provides high quality service with an extended network, while ensuring excellent profitability,' said Wang Junjin, Chairman, Juneyao Airlines. 'Today's order is set to play a key role in our growing business in the years to come, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with Boeing into the future."
Juneyao Airlines is one of China's largest private carriers and began operation in 2006. It currently operates domestic routes and short-haul international flights to neighboring countries such as Japan, South Korea and Thailand. The 787 order will enable the carrier to open up routes to North America, Europe and Australia by 2020.
Boeing's fascinating time lapse video of the Dreamliner in process of being built, released this week to coincide with President Trump's launch of the 787-10 Dreamliner in North Charleston, SC, this week (see opposite).
Boeing has just unveiled the latest member of the 787 family - the 787-10. It is the largest variant of the Dreamliner had its roll-out ceremony at Boeing's facility at Charleston, North Carolina on February 2017 with US President Donald Trump in attendance. There are currently orders for 149 787-10s and the first test flight is due to take place in the coming weeks. Singapore Airlines will be the launch customer. See video for the final assembly of the 787-10.