Madrid - Air Europa will add five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners to its fleet this year. Spanish carrier will use the new widebodies to expand its transatlantic network.

Three of the Air Europa's five Dreamliners have a total of 333 seats. The other two are configured to accommodate six more (339) passengers. With the arrival of new Dreamliners, the airline's capacity on long-haul routes will increase by 8.5% compared to the previous year.

Air Europa plans to start new routes from Madrid to the cities in South America such as Panama City in February, followed by Medellin and Iguazu in June.

The Spanish low-cost currently operates both the Boeing 787-8 (8 aircraft) and the longer variant 787-9 (2 aircraft).