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airberlin and Boeing welcome first B787 to land in Germany

27-Jun-2011 10:21 AM

airberlin announced (25-Jun-2011) that a B787 made its first landing in Germany. airberlin will be the first airline in Germany to receive the B787. The Boeing test aircraft ZA001 arrived at Berlin-Tegel Airport on 25-Jun-2011. [more]

Berlin Airports: "In less than a year we will open the new Airport Berlin-Brandenburg Willy Brandt. The Boeing Dreamliner will become the Berlin aircraft par excellence: An aircraft of the next generation for an airport of the next generation. Designed for 210 to 250 passengers, the Dreamliner is the first medium-sized aircraft for long-haul flights and bridges a gap in the market. The Dreamliner will finally enable airlines like airberlin to offer non-stop long-haul flights from airports other than the major hubs," Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwarz, CEO. Source: Company Statement, 25-Jun-2011.

airberlin: "We are proud to be the first German airline to receive the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. With a specific fuel consumption of 3.6 liters per 100 passenger kilometres, the airberlin fleet already ranks among the most efficient in Europe. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner also sets new standards in the area of fuel efficiency. It is therefore the perfect addition to our modern fleet, from both an economic and ecological point of view, and is certain to prove its worth on long-haul routes," Joachim Hunold, CEO.  Source: Company Statement, 25-Jun-2011.