Air New Zealand is further boosting its Boeing 787-9 fleet with orders for two more of the type, which will bring its total to 12 by the end of 2018. The two additional aircraft are options the airline has converted into firm orders. They will be for fleet growth rather than replacement, an airline spokeswoman said. After the latest deal, it will still have another six 787-9 options. Air New Zealand was the launch customer for the stretched -9 variant, receiving its first aircraft in July. ...

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