(MENAFN) Air New Zealand has declared its USD2.7 billion deal to buy eight Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft on Monday.
CEO of the ailine said it had eight firm orders for new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners and an agreement with Boeing includes an option to increase the number of aircraft from eight to up to 20.
"This is a hugely important decision for our airline. With the 787-10 offering almost 15 percent more space for customers and cargo than the 787-9, this investment creates the platform for our future strategic direction and opens up new opportunities to grow," he added.
According to Air New Zealand, these new long-haul aircraft will replace Air New Zealand's fleet of eight 777-200 aircraft, which will be phased out by 2025.