Uzbekistan Airways orders 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft
May 2, 2018: Uzbekistan Airways has finalised an order for one 787-8 Dreamliner from Boeing, valued at $239 million at current list prices.
Uzbekistan Airways currently operates two Dreamliners on international routes, including Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan and USA. With today’s order, the carrier will add five more Dreamliners as part of its plan to modernise and expand its fleet.
“Our companies have been partners for over 20 years and these relations only strengthen with time,” said Gennadiy Kharlap, deputy general director of Uzbekistan Airways.
“The agreement for an additional Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner supports our development strategy focused on modernisation and expansion of the airline's fleet and network, and marks another great milestone in our long-term cooperation.”
"Their new 787-8 Dreamliner will continue to contribute to the airline’s success with its superior passenger experience and comfort, exceptional efficiency and low operating costs,” said Marty Bentrott, VP, Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, for Middle East, Turkey, Russia, Central Asia and Africa.
The 787 Dreamliner is a family of super-efficient and long-range commercial airplanes. Since entering service in 2011, the 787 fleet has flown on more than 1,500 routes, including over 180 new nonstop routes around the world.
The 787-8 Dreamliner offers airlines exceptional environmental performance – 20 percent less fuel with 20 percent fewer emissions than the airplanes it replaces. The airplane can fly up to 7,355 nautical miles (13,620 kilometres).