Dreamliners will eventually take the place of the carrier’s current long-haul fleet.
Austrian Airlines has provided timeframe information surrounding the delivery of its 10 anticipated Boeing 787-9 “Dreamliner” aircraft as part of its long-haul fleet upgrade plans. The Austrian flag carrier, based in Vienna, is expected to get the first of these contemporary widebodies at the beginning of 2024, with other aircraft to follow in the ensuing years.
The first visitor is approaching.
In a statement issued today, Austrian Airlines stated that its first Boeing 787-9 aircraft would arrive in early 2024. The Star Alliance member didn’t give a specific month, but it does mention that the first Dreamliner will arrive in time to have a favorable influence on its summer schedule in 2024.
According to CEO Annette Mann, “With the Dreamliner, Austrian Airlines is taking off to a new era of aircraft, and is setting the course for growth,” the airline has plans to acquire many more 787s in the future. Ten Boeing 787-9s joining the fleet over the next five years demonstrates our readiness for investments and the future. With the addition of the first Boeing 787-9 the following year, Austrian Airlines’ fleet for the summer 2024 schedule will increase to 66 aircraft, of which 10 will be long-haul jets.
The remaining nine aircraft, which include three 767s and six 777s, are also Boeing widebodies in addition to the first 787.
everyone on board by 2028
As thrilling as Austrian Airlines’ first Boeing 787-9’s arrival will be, its delivery will mark the beginning of a larger long-haul fleet renewal effort. The carrier states that it anticipates receiving nine further 787s by 2028, and that the 10 Dreamliners will eventually replace its present long-haul fleet. They will also be an investment in the comfort of the passengers, according to CCO Michael Trestl:
“We are pleased that starting with the anticipated inaugural trip next summer, our visitors will be able to take advantage of the increased travel luxury. Our guests will find a cutting-edge lighting design and plenty of overhead storage onboard. As a result, jet lag can be lessened. The lighting system can be changed to the biorhythm according to day and night.
Austrian’s present fleet is only getting older, as Simple Flying pointed out in January when rumors of the airline’s intentions to buy Boeing 787s first arose. Its 767s and 777s, which have average ages of 23.6 and 22.4 years, respectively, are getting more expensive to operate and maintain. Therefore, it appears that its 787s, which will be transferred from Lufthansa as part of a larger Lufthansa Group order, will be a wise investment.
Austrian Airlines will profit from the Boeing 787’s presence on an environmental level in addition to from the viewpoints of maintenance costs and passenger comfort. The carrier states that its fuel burn can be up to 20% lower than the 767 “thanks to innovative technology, less weight, good aerodynamics, and modern jet engines.” The future appears to be really wonderful.