Ruili Airlines has announced today at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow the finalization of its order for six 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at US$ 1.59 billion at current list prices.
The airline had announced a MOU for six 787s back in May this year, at the ceremony for the airline’s two-year anniversary.
“With our base in Yunnan province, Ruili Airlines is positioned to help build Yunnan as the gateway between Southwest China and the rest of the world,” said Ma Zhanwei, Chairman, Ruili Airlines. “The right size, long range, competitive fuel efficiency, as well as passenger appealing edge of the 787-9 make it an ideal fit in facilitating our international expansion plans.”
“We are honored to expand our partnership with Ruili Airlines,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. “The 787-9 would complement Ruili Airlines’ narrowbody fleet and enable them to operate long-haul services to destinations as far as America and Europe, while providing the latest and most advanced technology in passenger comfort.”