5 December 2013
Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Jetairfly have announced the delivery of the airline´s first 787.
The airplane departed Paine Field in Everett on Tuesday on its delivery flight to Brussels.
“We are very excited about the Jetairfly Dreamliner entering service as the first and only 787 operated by a Belgian airline,” said Elie Bruyninckx, CEO TUI Belgium. “This aircraft isn´t only a perfect match with our innovative and sustainable philosophy. It is also a great asset in our strategy of offering unique holiday experiences to our passengers, especially when they fly between Europe and the Caribbean.”
The 787 is scheduled to begin flying short and medium haul Jetairfly routes in early December and long haul routes between Christmas and the New Year.
“We are very excited that Jetairfly will be flying the 787 Dreamliner,” said, Todd Nelp, vice president of European Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The 787 will replace the airline´s 767 and offer the best possible flying and cabin experience.”
Jetairfly is part of the TUI Travel PLC, the largest tourism group in the world.
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