14th of November 2017, 1:10 PM
Today, Somon Air and The Boeing Company signed a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) for the acquisition of a new 787-8 aircraft to be delivered to the airline during the first quarter 2018.
The signing took place between Thomas W. Hallam II, CEO, Somon Air and Martin Bentrott, Senior VP International Sales, The Boeing Company at the Dubai Air Show on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.
This historic moment for Somon Air strengthens its decade long commitment to “Bring Tajikistan to the world and the world to Tajikistan” and furthers its partnership with Boeing. The B-787-8 Dreamliner will allow Somon Air to connect Central Asia with better access to Europe and the Far East as well as opportunities to the USA.
With this new aircraft, Somon Air prepares itself for its next decade.
CEO, Thomas Hallam stated, “With our strategic geographic location in Central Asia we plan to develop a Hub system that will generate better connections within Central Asia to new global destinations. In 2008, we began our partnership with Boeing when Somon Air introduced the next generation B-737 to the Central Asia region. We are very proud of our long term and future partnership with the Boeing Company.”
Somon Air has twice received the IOSA, safety certificate and was awarded full membership in IATA in September 2017.
By IASO News Department