Following its recent commercial debut in Japan, Boeing’s brand new 787 Dreamliner will soon take part in a six-month world tour, starting with trips to China, Africa and the Middle East. The ‘Dream Tour’ will start on 4 December when the new aircraft will visit China, with stops in Beijing, Guangzhou and Haikou to visit partners, government representatives and airline customers including Air China, Hainan Airlines and China Southern.
Then from 11 December, the Dreamliner will fly to Africa with stops in Addis Ababa and Nairobi to visit Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways. It will then move on to Doha to visit Qatar Airways. Additional tour stops are being planned for January to April 2012, further destinations to be announced later.
“The 787 Dreamliner is a game-changing airplane and we’re delighted to be able to bring this innovative product to our customers who will soon be receiving their own 787s,” said Ray Conner, Vice President of Sales for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “This airplane is now changing the way the world flies, and we want to share that excitement with as many people as we can.”
Many of the stops will include opportunities for local media to tour the aircraft and talk with Boeing executives and pilots.