first_imgAir Tahiti Nui and Boeing have finalised an order for two 787-9 Dreamliners, which is currently valued at US$499 million.Air Tahiti Nui chairman and chief executive officer Michel Minvoisin, said the Dreamliner order heralds an exciting new era for international travel to and from some of the world’s most beautiful islands.“The entire Air Tahiti Nui family is proud, excited and highly committed to the successful introduction of the B787-9 into Air Tahiti Nui’s global network.”The flag carrier for French Polynesia has also leased two additional 787-9s through the Air Lease Corporation, based in Los Angeles.Boeing senior vice president of Asia Pacific and India sales Dr Dinesh Keskar, said Boeing is proud to play an integral role in Air Tahiti Nui’s growth.“The 787-9 is a great addition to Air Tahiti Nui’s fleet, offering a superior passenger experience and comfort, exceptional efficiency and low operating costs,” Dr Keskar said.The new 787-9 Dreamliner complements and extends the super-efficient 787 family, with the fuselage stretched by six metres over the 787-8, the 787-9 will fly more passengers and more cargo further.The new Boeing 787-9 aircraft are planned for delivery in 2018, coinciding with the company’s 20th anniversary celebrations.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more