Sunwing Airlines (Toronto-Pearson) has issued this statement about new wet-leased Boeing 787 service between Toronto (Pearson) and Amsterdam:
Sunwing Airlines first Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights begin this Saturday, June 27. Only available on the carrier’s twice-weekly service from Toronto to Amsterdam that will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays until September 2, 2015, this is the first time that Sunwing customers will be able to relax on the new state-of-the-art, wide-bodied aircraft as they start their European vacation.
Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Arke is believed to be the operator although this was not specified in the announcement. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner PH-TFL (msn 37228) taxies at the Amsterdam base.
Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) has donated its prototype and test 787-8 Dreamliner N787BA (msn 40690) dubbed “ZA001″ by Boeing to Nagoya, Japan. The aircraft arrived Chubu Centrair Airport (NGO) today (June 22). The airport intends to permanently display the Dreamliner at the airport. The country of Japan played a major role in the development and financing of the 787.
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Top Copyright Photo: Brandon Farris/AirlinersGallery.com. N787BA is pictured departing Paine Field on a test flight.
Bottom Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker/AirlinersGallery.com. N787BA departs yesterday (June 21) from Boeing Field for the last time bound for Japan.
LOT Polish Airlines (Warsaw) has announced it will launch nonstop Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner flights from Warsaw to Tokyo (Narita) starting on January 13, 2016. The new route will operate three days a week.
In other news, according to Airline Route, the carrier will restore four routes to Belgrade, Chisinau, Yerevan and Zagreb in early January. These four routes were due to be dropped on July 1.
Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner SP-LRC (msn 35940) arrives in Toronto (Pearson).
LOT Polish Airlines aircraft slide show:
Photo below: LOT Polish Airlines. The economy cabin of the Boeing 787-8.
JAL-Japan Airlines (Tokyo) has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The pictured 787-9 JA861J (msn 35422) was handed over by Boeing to the carrier on May 14 but it did not arrive at the Narita International Airport base until June 11 according to our partner ZipanguFlyer. The jetliner seats 195 in a three-class layout with 44 Sky Suite (business), 35 Sky Premium (premium economy), and 116 Sky Wider II (economy) seats. The new type is expected to enter revenue service on the Tokyo (Narita) – Jakarta (Soukarno-Hatta) route on July 1.
Aeroflot Russian Airlines (Moscow) has cancelled its order for 22 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners due to delays in the deliveries according to Deputy Chief Executive Giorgio Callegario in an interview with Bloomberg at the Paris Air Show.
Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa) today (June 17) announced an order for six 787-8 Dreamliner at the Paris Air Show. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website.
The Dreamliners complement the airline’s existing 13 787s currently operating in the fleet and are part of Ethiopian’s long-term strategy to increase capacity and provide greater route flexibility to and from its hub in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Ethiopian Airlines is the first African operator of the 787. Ethiopian Airlines currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of 737, 757, 767, 777, and 787 airplanes in passenger service, and has 757, MD11, 777 and a 737-400F airplane in cargo operations.
Copyright Photo: AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-AOT (msn 34748) rests between assignments at London’s Heathrow Airport.