New York — Papua New Guinea national airline Air Niugini announced an order for two fuel-efficient Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners to support the growth of the carrier's long-haul fleet.
The jets will enable the national flag carrier to fly new routes from the Pacific island nation and boost capacity for inbound tourism, Boeing said in a statement.
Boeing noted that more than 85 customers around the world have placed orders for more than 1,600 Dreamliners.
"The excellent capability of the 787 allows Air Niugini to open Port Moresby to more destinations, increasing tourism and economic growth in the South Pacific region," said Boeing's Erika Pearson.
"The Dreamliner's flexibility, outstanding efficiency and unmatched passenger comfort will enable Air Niugini to provide improved long-haul connectivity to the islands."
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