Boeing and the TUI Group have finalized an order for one 787-9 Dreamliner with an option for one further 787-9. The order is valued at $257 million at current list prices. TUI Group also announced that it will substitute two unfilled orders for 787-8s for two 787-9s.
The European leisure group will operate a fleet of 13 787-8s from this summer and with this latest announcement will add three 787-9s to its fleet within the next three years.
“Adding the 787-9 to our order book enables TUI Group’s airlines to continue to develop its long-haul network, giving access to new and exciting leisure destinations for our customers,” said Henrik Homann, TUI Group’s Managing Director Aviation. “The Dreamliner has proved very popular with our passengers and we want to ensure that every passenger starts their holiday in the best possible way with an exceptional flying experience.”
The 787-9’s fuselage has a 20ft (6m) fuselage stretch over the 787-8, and will fly up to 40 more passengers an additional 450 nautical miles (830km).