The Auckland based Air New Zealand will buy two more Boeing 787-9s. This will raise the total of Dreamliner fleet to 12 aircraft.
Air New Zealand Limited is the national airline and flag carrier of New Zealand. The carrier says the two jets are due for delivery in 2017 and the second half of 2018.
The kiwi airline still has six more 787-9 purchase options up its sleeve.
“As the airline’s commercial performance continues to improve, we are focused on reinvesting our profits directly back into the business on products, services and fleet to further enhance the customer experience and to ensure the business remains strong and competitive” commented Air New Zealand CEO Chris Luxon in announcing the plan.
“Air New Zealand is very committed to the Boeing 787-9″ Luxon added, saying that “the aircraft is a key component in our growth strategy.”