Latin American specialist Air Europa is renewing its long-haul fleet for with a huge order for brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
Air Europa, the Latin American specialist, has delivered the very best in-flight experience for over 30 years. It is Spain’s second-largest scheduled airline and a full member of the SkyTeam alliance.
Proud to be one of the world’s most punctual airlines, it feeds into the long-haul network hub in Madrid from London Gatwick Airport and flies to the key cities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Committed to the environment and with state-of-the-art technology, Air Europa has the highest quality and safety standards.
Recently, a $3.5 billion investment was made in order to upgrade its fleet, which included an order for 22 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Ten are already in service with the remainder being gradually delivered by 2022. The Dreamliner is used on long-haul routes and already Miami, Bogotá, Santo Domingo, São Paulo, Buenos Aires and Lima are benefitting from everything the ultra-modern plane offers, with Montevideo next in line.
The airline has now commenced phase two of its programme with the introduction of its first two 787-9 series Dreamliners, confirming its position as having one of the youngest and most efficient fleets in the airline industry. Delivering the very latest in aviation technology, the aircraft offers a more comfortable flying experience for its passengers with sleek and contemporary interiors.
The 787-9 has an exceptional environmental performance with a 20 per cent reduction in both fuel consumption and emissions and a 60 per cent reduction in noise. It is also manufactured with 50 per cent compound materials, which make it lighter and more resistant, and its 30 per cent larger windows allow for adjustable brightness and a more comfortable flight for our passengers.
In addition, the Dreamliner’s lower cabin pressure helps the body absorb eight per cent more oxygen, reducing headaches, sickness and tiredness, while the filter system purifies 100 per cent of the air, eliminating bacteria and odours and reducing dryness with increased humidity.
Longer at 63m long and with a wingspan of 60m, the new Boeing 787-9 has a greater passenger and cargo capacity. It offers 333 seats, 30 of which make up the business class cabin. The modernity, efficiency and advanced technology of the 787-9 is complemented by excellent on-board products and service. Onboard wi-fi, the latest in audio-visual entertainment, and a menu offering healthy and organic meals promise a comfortable and enjoyable journey. Business class passengers can also benefit from fully reclining seats and a tasting menu prepared by the prestigious Michelin star chef Martín Berasategui.
Launched in March, the new plane now operates the existing route to Buenos Aires, together with a second 787-9. The second phase of the upgrade will see 15 Boeing 787-9s added to the long-range fleet.
Air Europa’s UK Managing Director Colin Stewart commented: “It’s very exciting to see Air Europa commence the second phase of the modernisation plan. The Boeing 787-9 is an excellent aircraft that will promise both leisure and business travellers a sleek and comfortable journey. Buenos Aires is a great primary destination for this new aircraft and we are looking forward to offering the benefits of this Dreamliner to more of our flight routes as the renewal plan progresses.”