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TUI Travel orders two 787-8s from Boeing

US airframer Boeing (NYSE: BA) and leisure travel firm TUI Travel PLC said they have completed an order for two 787-8 Dreamliners.

The deal, worth USD 424m at current list prices, extends TUI Travel´s 787 commitment to 15 airplanes. The purchase was originally attributed on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website to an unidentified customer.

TUI took delivery of its first 787-8 Dreamliner in May and now has four airplanes in service.

According to Boeing, TUI originally ordered the 787 in February 2005. Currently, the Group´s subsidiary Thomson Airways is using the airplane on such routes as Thailand, Caribbean and the Maldives.

The 787-8 Dreamliner can carry 210-250 passengers on routes of 7,650 to 8,200 nautical miles (14,200 to 15,200 km).

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