Japan Airlines (JAL), which already operates the world’s second largest 787 fleet, is adding four more 787-8 Dreamliners. The order will ultimately expand JAL's 787 fleet to 49 airplanes.
Boeing and Japan Airlines (JAL) have announced an order for four 787-8 Dreamliners. The order, which was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, has a theoretical value of more than $900m at current list prices and will expand JAL's 787 fleet to 49 airplanes.
Yoshiharu Ueki, President of Japan Airlines, linked the order to the carrier’s preparations for the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.
Japan Airlines currently operates the second largest 787 fleet in the world, with 34 aircraft, behind All Nippon Airways (60). The carrier is expected to receive its 35th Dreamliner, a 787-9 later this week. With this new order, Japan Airlines' 787 fleet will ultimately include 29 787-8s (25 delivered to date) and 20 787-9s (nine delivered to date).