Azerbaijan Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to purchase four Boeing 787-8s at the Farnborough International Airshow on July 20, 2022.
The airline currently operates two 787-8s, and along with the MoU, Azerbaijan Airlines also announced that it plans to grow its Dreamliner fleet to 10 by 2030 with hopes to open new routes across Central Asia.
#AZAL will expand its fleet with 4 new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners. The corresponding Memorandum of Understanding was signed today by the President of AZAL, Mr. Jahangir Asgarov, and Chief Executive Officer of @Boeing Commercial Airplanes Stan Deal. Details: https://t.co/zypvsezBO7 pic.twitter.com/eoeCptl5DE— AZAL – Azerbaijan Airlines (@azalofficial) July 20, 2022
The MoU was signed by Jahangir Asgarov, President of Azerbaijan Airlines,, and Stan Deal, chief executive officer of Boeing commercial airplanes.
Delivery of the aircraft is expected between 2025 to 2030.
“Azerbaijan Airlines was the first airline in the Caspian and Central Asia region to operate the 787-8 Dreamliner and we currently have two 787-8s in-service. This MoU is the evidence of joint efforts to scale up the mutually beneficial partnership between Azerbaijan Airlines and Boeing,” said Asgarov in a statement dated July 20, 2022.
Asgarov added: “Over the years, our 787 airplanes have provided impeccable performance, and the addition of more long-haul airplanes will further expand the geography of Azerbaijan Airlines’ route network.”
Baku-based Azerbaijan Airlines currently operates two 787-8 Dreamliners as well as a fleet of 757, 767 and 777 airplanes.