Air New Zealand wants the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight in the middle of 2014
Air New Zealand, the national airline of New Zealand, plans to make the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight by mid-2014.
The Kiwi - under the flying flag Air New Zealand - signed for 10 aircraft Boeing 787-9 Dremliner, this being greater than 787-8. The aircraft will have a capacity of up to 300 seats and will be configured in 3 classes: business, premium economy and economy.
After several years of delay, Kerry Reeves, Air New Zealand's Program Director, says he is confident the first 787-9 Air New Zealand will fly in the middle of 2014. You know how it is said: Better late than never!
The new aircraft will replace the current Boeing 767-300ER models and will be used on average flights between Australia and Japan, as well as new longer international flights.