Chinese carrier Okay Airways has finalized an order for five 787-9, its first wide-body aircraft.
Announced on 23 November in a statement, the contract confirms a memorandum of understanding signed at the Paris Air Show 2017. The estimated value of the order is $ 1.4 billion at list price.
Okay Airways is an "All Boeing" operator, whose fleet now includes 18 737-800, 5 737-900ER, one 737-300F and 2 737-400SF.
"The 787-9 will complement Okay Airways' fleet of single-aisle aircraft and will enable the airline to open new, cost-efficient long-haul routes while offering its passengers an unmatched comfort," said Ihssane Mounir, Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The planes will support Okay Airways' plan for international expansion," he also added.
Established in 2004, the company is headquartered in Beijing and its main hub is Tianjin Binhai International Airport. The company plans to use the 787-9s on long-haul routes from the new Beijing-Daxing Airport, which will open in 2019.
Okay Airways is an "All Boeing" operator, whose fleet now includes 18 737-800, 5 737-900ER, one 737-300F and 2 737-400SF. At the last Paris Air Show, The company also commissioned fifteen 737 MAXs, including eight MAX 10s and seven MAX 8s.
As of November 21st, Boeing has registered 88 net orders for its 787 family since the beginning of the year.