The arrival of 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners will spur the modernisation of the Austrian Airlines long-haul fleet. The first 787 will land in Vienna beginning 2024 and will expand the airline’s fleet to 66 aircraft during the summer flight schedule 2024.
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Expected by 2028, 9 additional Boeing 787-9s will replace the current long-haul jets of the 777 and 767 family. The ‘Dreamliner’ will be transferred gradually from Lufthansa Airlines respectively from existing orders of the Lufthansa Group.
„With the Dreamliner, Austrian Airlines is taking off to a new era of aircraft and is setting course for growth. The fleet induction of 10 Boeing 787-9s in the coming 5 years shows that we are fit for investments and the future”, says Austrian Airlines CEO Annette Mann.
„The Dreamliner is living up to its name. We are happy that our guests will be able to enjoy the new travel comfort as of the expected maiden flight next summer”, says CCO Michael Trestl.