Russian airline Transaero has agreed to buy four Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a ceremony that took place aboard a 787 demonstration flight [but no video??]
“Our history with Boeing goes back to 1993 when Transaero became the first airline in Russia to fly with Boeing aircraft,” said Transaero Airlines Chairman of the Board of Directors Alexander Pleshakov. “Following our innovative approach and our continuous efforts to enhance our product quality, we have chosen the state-of-the-art, highly-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner. It is very symbolic that our airline became a participant of the first order announcement ceremony conducted in the air on board the 787. Boeing 787s will perform flights on both Transaero’s domestic and international routes.”
Transaero Captain Evgeny Nikitin flew the Dreamliner during the ceremony.
Being the first private airline established in Russia in 1991, Transaero was Russia’s first airline to use Boeing planes.
“Boeing and Transaero enjoy an almost two-decades-long partnership and we are opening a great new chapter together with the 787 Dreamliner,” said Marty Bentrott, vice president of Sales for Middle East, Russia and Central Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We look forward to working with Transaero to offer the airline’s passengers the unprecedented comfort of the 787 Dreamliner and our continued partnership with this great airline.”
Transaero will take delivery of their first 787 late next year.
The deal is valued at $744 million at list prices, but carriers usually get a price break for volume deals.
Good stuff guys…but how about a video since you were up flying around in a Dreamliner?? We want to see you tipping a jigger of Stoli too!!
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- Transaero Secures Financing to Buy 4 Airbus A380s | April 13, 2012
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