carrier Air Berlin
has placed an order for 25 Boeing 787s and taken options and purchase rights on
a further 25 of the type.
of the 25 firm 787-8s is scheduled for 2013 to 2017. The order marks the
largest commitment from a European carrier for the type. No engine selection
has been announced.
Berlin CEO Joachim Hunold says: “With this order, we
want to secure the long-term future of the Air Berlin Group’s long-haul
German carrier operates a fleet of Airbus and Boeing narrowbodies.
In March it moved into the long-haul market after agreeing to acquire
Dusseldorf-based charter operator LTU which operates Airbus A330s and
addition to the firm orders for 25 of the type, Air Berlin has also taken
options on 10 aircraft and purchase rights on 15 Boeing 787s.
deal was signed on the eve of today’s 787 roll-out.