January 04, 2020: MIAT Mongolian Airlines is set to take delivery of its first B787-9 Dreamliner, as the airline looks to connect its home base in Ulaanbaatar with major European and North American cities beginning 2021.
The 787-9 will join MIAT’s fleet via lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC).
"Our vision is to become a globally recognised Mongolian national flag carrier, and we are making a significant step forward by adding the first 787-9 Dreamliner to our fleet," said Battur Davaakhuu, president and CEO, MIAT Mongolian Airlines. "The Mongolian Dreamliner will fly our passengers direct and in unmatched comfort to their dream destinations."
The Mongolian flag carrier joins other airlines in Asia – including Hainan Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Vietnam Airlines – that operate long-distance routes using the B787-9.
“ALC is honoured to announce this significant lease placement with MIAT Mongolian Airlines and be the first to introduce the airline to the Dreamliner,” said Steven F Udvar-Házy, executive chairman of ALC. “We are proud to support the national carrier as it expands its fleet with the most technologically advanced aircraft to connect Mongolia with the rest of the world.”
Since the B787’s introduction in 2011, Boeing has booked over 1,400 orders from more than 80 customers.
Based in Ulaanbaatar, the airline currently operates a fleet of four Next-Generation 737s, one 737 MAX and two 767 airplanes.