First Boeing 787 Dreamliner delivered to Azerbaijan Airlines (UPDATE)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.23
By Emil Ismayilov - Trend:
Details added (first version posted on 13:46)
Boeing company announced on Dec.23 about the delivery of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplane to Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) CJSC, a message posted on the website of Boeing company said.
With this delivery, Azerbaijan Airlines becomes the first airline in the Commonwealth of Independent States to operate the 787, said the message.
"We are delighted to receive this revolutionary airplane, which will help Azerbaijan Airlines increase its competitiveness both regionally and internationally," said Azerbaijan Airlines President Jahangir Asgarov. "The airplane, with its unique onboard features, will provide an unrivaled passenger experience with an unmatched level of comfort."
"We are very proud of our partnership with Azerbaijan Airlines and congratulate them on being the first 787 operator in this region. We look forward to continuing to expand our business relationship for many years to come," said Marty Bentrott, vice president, Middle East, Russia and Central Asia Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
Baku is awaiting the arrival of the new aircraft, AZAL spokesperson Maharram Safarli told Trend on Dec.23.
"The airplane is not in Baku yet, but we are awaiting its arrival," he added.
Safarli didn't disclose the exact time of the airplane's delivery due the lack of information.
Based at Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku, state-owned Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) is the national carrier of Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan Airlines currently flies a network of over 20 global destinations across the United States, China, Commonwealth of Independent States, the Middle East and Europe.
In addition to providing airlines with unprecedented fuel economy and low operating costs, the 787 features a host of new features that greatly enhance the passenger experience.
To date, 58 customers from around the world have ordered 1,055 787 Dreamliners.
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