Saturday, 8 October 2016

First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner visits Dublin Airport

                                                 

G-TUIJ pictured above landing Runway 10 credit to @elevationair.

G-TUIJ Thomson Airways yesterday morning made an unscheduled stop in Dublin en-route from Cancun, Mexico and Boston to London Gatwick operating TOM62 becoming the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to visit Dublin Airport due to Hurricane Matthew. Interestingly this  aircraft is painted in the new TUI livery to advance of re-brand this winter.

The 787-9 is six metres longer than the 787-8 seating 290 passengers in a two class layout with range of 7,635 nautical miles (14,140 km) with the same 20 percent better fuel and emissions allowing airlines to grow routes first opened by the 787-8.

Thomson plans to take delivery of up to four 787-9 Dreamliners before June 2019.

This Summer Thomson Airways launched a new charter programme from Dublin to Cancun and Montego Bay for in-house brands Falcon Holidays and Thomson operated by Boeing 787-8.

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has a list price of $264.6 million and is most popular variant of 787 through to September with a total of 577 orders and 152 deliveries.

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