TUI orders two more Dreamliners

TUI orders two more Dreamliners

Total of 15 now on order

Total of 15 now on order

Thomson's Dreamliner takes off from Boeing delivery centre in Everett, Washington state
Some Dreamliners are used for Thomson Airways

TUI Travel has placed an order for another two Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

The additional order brings the airline’s total number of Dreamliner orders to 15, with the extra pair to arrive in 2016.

Its order comes off the back of near-perfect feedback on its current Dreamliners, which in the UK are being deployed on long-haul routes.

The value of the two aircraft is US$422 million (GBP264m) although TUI is understood to have agreed a ‘significant discount’.

“We have developed our strategy by putting the customer at the centre of everything we do. The 787 Dreamliner is another example where we have led the way by enhancing the customer experience and improving environmental efficiencies, both of which differentiate us from other tour operators,” said Peter Long, chief executive of TUI. “The feedback we receive from those who fly on these aircraft is exceptional and this order allows us to continue to deliver the best possible customer holiday experience – from the point customers start dreaming of their holiday until they get home.”

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