Hawaiian Airlines finalised an order yesterday at the Farnborough International Airshow with Boeing for 10 787-9 Dreamliners – valued at $2.82 billion at list prices.
The deal also includes purchase rights for 10 additional 787s. It comes after Hawaiian announced in March it had selected the 787-9 Dreamliner to serve medium to long-haul routes, signing a letter of intent for the aircraft.
Hawaiian Airlines president and chief executive officer, Peter Ingram said it makes an ideal aircraft to serve as the carrier’s “flagship aircraft of the future”.
He added: “The aircraft provides Hawaiian with more seating capacity and greater range to expand within our current network and offer new destinations to and from Asia Pacific and North America.”
The 787-9 is the longest-range Dreamliner with the ability to fly up to 7,635 nautical miles (14,140 kilometers) with 290 passengers in a standard two-class configuration, while using 20 per cent less fuel than older generation aircraft.
This order extends the sale success of the 787, which is the fastest selling twin-aisle airplane in history with nearly 1,400 sold and more than 700 delivered.
Boeing’s senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing, Ihssane Mounir said: “We continue to see strong market demand for the Dreamliner and its game-changing capabilities. The more that airlines see what this airplane can do and the more that passengers experience the Dreamliner, the more calls we get about a new order or a repeat order.”