Boeing, Uzbekistan Airways Announce Order of Four 767s
SEATTLE.- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Uzbekistan Airways have finalized an order for four 767-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The order is valued at $597 million at list prices. Including today’s announcement, Uzbekistan Airways has now ordered six Boeing jetliners (two previously ordered 787-8s and the four 767-300ERs).
“We are eager to strengthen our Boeing fleet with 767s to continue competing successfully and meet continued demand for air travel in our region,” said Valeri Tyan, general director of Uzbekistan Airways. “Today’s order is yet another step forward in our strong relationship with Boeing. We look forward to operating the 787 and benefiting from its advanced performance features. Until then, the 767-300ER is the economical and logical choice to fulfill our interim capacity targets and our growth plans.”
Uzbekistan Airways, based in Tashkent, is Uzbekistan’s national airline. In addition to the airplanes ordered, the airline operates six Boeing 757-200s and five 767-300ERs.
“Boeing and Uzbekistan Airways have a very special relationship, based on long-standing mutual knowledge and trust,” said Craig Jones , Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president of Sales for Russia & Central Asia. “These 767 models provide excellent efficiency, reliability and outstanding passenger comfort for Uzbekistan Airways’ international routes.”
The 767-300ER is one of three passenger models in the 767 family, which includes the 767-200ER and 767-400ER, and is the baseline for the 767-300ER freighter. The 767-300ER seats up to 350 passengers and flies up to 5,975 nautical miles (11,065 kilometers). Boeing has orders for more than 1,000 767s, including 562 767-300ERs.
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