Boeing and Japan Airlines (JAL) announced an order for four 787-8 Dreamliners. The order, which was previously listed on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, attributed to an unidentified customer, and will expand JAL’s Dreamliner fleet to 49.
JAL spokesman said “This order for additional 787 Dreamliners, is a key part of our strategy as we look to bolster our existing route network and strengthen our position ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. The superior noise performance of the 787 will play a critical role in meeting our commitment for quieter operations within our domestic network going forward.”
JAL currently operates the second largest 787 Dreamliner fleet in the world, with 34 aircraft. The carrier is expected to receive its 35th Dreamliner, a 787-9 later this week. With this new order, Japan Airlines’ 787 fleet include 29 787-8’s and 20 787-9’s.