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Sat, Aug 19, 2006

Monarch Airlines Orders Six 787s, Options For Four

Sign Up Another Dreamliner Customer For Boeing

Boeing and the United Kingdom's Monarch Airlines announced Friday the airline has ordered six Boeing 787-8s with purchase rights for another four. The order is worth $916 million at list prices.

With first delivery starting in 2010, the airline will use the new 787s for its future long-haul operations. Monarch's current long-haul fleet comprises Boeing 767s, as well as Airbus A300s and A330-200s.

Boeing told ANN the Dreamliner's size, extended range and superior fuel efficiency make it ideally suited for Monarch Airlines' business model, which includes both scheduled and charter operations. Since its launch in April 2004, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has attracted the attention of customers operating a variety of business models.

"Operating successfully in the leisure market requires flexible and innovative products. With the 787's longer-range capabilities, we will be opening up new destinations in the Americas, Asia and Africa," said Peter Brown, chief executive officer of Monarch Airlines. "We are very impressed by Boeing's use of innovative technologies on the 787, such as composite materials, which will reduce our maintenance costs."

Monarch Airlines, headquartered in Luton, is a leading provider in the UK of low-cost scheduled flights from bases at London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester and Birmingham airports, as well as a major supplier to the tour operating industry.

"Monarch's passengers will be thrilled with the 787's innovative and appealing interior design, which features more personal space and a range of enhancements that will help the airline to significantly differentiate its product," said Marlin Dailey, Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president of Sales for Europe, Russia and Central Asia. "The Dreamliner's faster cruise speed will also enable passengers to benefit from shorter sector times on long flights. The 787 has proven appeal to the long-haul leisure market segment."

Boeing says the 787 Dreamliner, scheduled for delivery beginning in 2008, will use 20 percent less fuel per passenger than similarly sized airplanes, and is designed for the environment with lower emissions and quieter takeoffs and landings. Inside the airplane, passengers will find cleaner air, bigger windows, more stowage space and improved lighting.

Since the 787 launch in April 2004, 32 customers including Monarch have logged 420 orders and commitments, of which 377 are firm orders valued at $59 billion at current list prices -- making the Dreamliner the most successful commercial airplane launch in history.

FMI: www.boeing.com

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