On July 20, 2022, at the Farnborough International Airshow, Azerbaijan Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to purchase four Boeing 787-8 aircraft.
Along with the MoU, Azerbaijan Airlines also disclosed its plans to increase its Dreamliner fleet to 10 aircraft by 2030 in order to establish additional routes throughout Central Asia. The company presently has two 787-8s.
The MoU was signed by Stan Deal, CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and Jahangir Asgarov, President of Azerbaijan Airlines.
The aircraft should be delivered between 2025 and 2030.
#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
“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.”