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Austrian Airlines to Renew Long Haul Fleet With Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Austrian Airlines will renew their long-haul fleet with ten Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, which will be delivered from early 2024 through 2028. The new 787s will gradually replace Austrian’s current fleet of long-haul Boeing 767s and 777s.

Austrian Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Rendering - © Austrian Airlines/Dominik Berger-Severini

On Wednesday (April 19, 2023), Austrian Airlines announced that they will gradually replace their long-haul fleet of Boeing 767s and 77s with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The carrier will receive the 787-9s from early 2024 through 2028, and will be transferred from Lufthansa’s fleet or come from existing orders from the Lufthansa Group. With the addition of the first 787-9 for summer 2024, Austrian's fleet will grow to 66 aircraft.

In Wednesday’s announcement, Austrian Airlines’ CEO, Annette Mann, said,

“With the 'Dreamliner', Austrian Airlines is taking off into a new era of aircraft and setting course for growth. The incorporation of ten Boeing 787-9s in the next five years shows that we are again able to invest and have a future.”

Also commenting on the introduction of the 787-9 to the carrier’s fleet, Austrian Airlines’ COO, Francesco Sciortino, said,

“With the Boeing 787-9, we are bringing one of the most innovative long-haul models on the market to Austrian Airlines. This is a team effort that Austrian can be proud of.”

Austrian Airlines’ COO, Michael Trestl, added,

“The 'Dreamliner' lives up to its name. We are pleased that our passengers can already enjoy new travel comfort from the planned first flight next summer.”

With fuel consumption of around 1.5 liters per passenger per 100 kilometers of flight, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner delivers a fuel burn reduction of up to 20 percent compared to the 767s they will gradually replace in Austrian’s fleet. Onboard, guests will enjoy an elevated experience with an innovative lighting system that has been adapted to the biorhythm depending on the time of day or night, spacious luggage compartments, and extra large windows. The window blind can also be dimmed at the touch of a button.

Source: Austrian Airlines


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