Boeing has made this announcement:
Boeing and Air Premia have announced the Korean startup airline plans to buy five 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes, following an agreement to lease three 787-9 jets from Air Lease Corporation earlier this year. Air Premia, which plans to launch operations in 2020 is poised to become South Korea’s second Dreamliner operator.
The commitment, valued at $1.4 billion at list prices, will be reflected on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website when it is finalized.
With its base at Seoul Incheon International Airport, Air Premia announced its plan to launch operations in September 2020. The carrier will initially operate regionally in Asia before expanding its network to Los Angeles and San Jose by 2021.
The new airline was established on July 27, 2017.
Air Premia is planning to use its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the Seoul (Narita) – Los Angeles route starting in 2021 according to Forbes. This will be the first long-haul route for the new carrier.
Air Premia believes this market is underserved.
Air Premia will take delivery of its first Dreamliner next year.
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Air Premia labels itself as a “hybrid service carrier”:
“A hybrid carrier that combines reasonable price and premium service”.
All images by the new airline.
Air Premia has selected Rolls-Royce’s Trent 1000 engines to power its 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners on order.
Rolls-Royce issued this statement:
Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines have been selected by new Korean airline Air Premia to power 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The airline will operate the latest version of the Trent 1000, the Trent 1000 TEN (Thrust, Efficiency and New Technology), which incorporates technologies from the Trent XWB engine, offering high fuel efficiency and low noise.
Air Premia has also selected the Rolls-Royce flagship long term TotalCare® support service which maximises aircraft availability.
The airline will use its 787-9 aircraft on routes of more than six hours to North America, Europe and Oceania. It plans to start services in 2020 with long-haul services from 2021.
The Trent 1000 has powered the first flight and entry into service of every version of the Dreamliner – the 787-8, 787-9 and 787-10 and incorporates technology that contributes to the Dreamliner achieving 20 per cent greater efficiency than the aircraft it replaces, as well as having half the noise footprint of previous-generation aircraft.