Boeing and Juneyao Airlines have announced the finalisation of an order for five 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at about $1.32 billion at current list prices.
This new order, which also includes options for five more 787-9s, represents the Shanghai-based private airline’s first Boeing order and first widebody airliner order.
Wang Junjin, Chairman, Juneyao Airlines, commented: “Our strategic vision is to develop into an international airline that provides high quality service with an extended network, while ensuring excellent profitability. Our 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, one of China’s largest private carriers, was founded in 2005 and started flights in 2006. It currently operates domestic routes and short-haul international flights to neighbouring countries such as Japan, South Korea and Thailand. The carrier says it plans to open new routes to North America, Europe and Australia by 2020.