The first of two Boeing 787-8s ordered by Air Austral in 2015 will touch down at Roland Garros Airport in Saint-Marie on La Réunion on May 25, following a 10,500-mile (16,898-kilometer) delivery flight, via Paris, from Paine Field in Everett, Washington.

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Air Austral’s first 777-200LR will enable the airline to fly non-stop from Mayotte, an island chain and French Department north of Madagascar, to Paris.

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The aircraft is the first of two 737-800s which Air Austral ordered to replace one 737-300 and one 737-500 in its fleet.

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Air Austral has confirmed it is the customer for two Boeing Long Range 777-200LR Worldliners previously listed on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website as being for an unidentified customer.

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Boeing has delivered four Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) to Indonesian carrier Lion Air in December and has announced another order for the popular 737-800, this time from Réunion-based Air Austral.

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In what otherwise has been a fairly quiet major trade air show for commercial-jet orders, a firm order for two super-jumbo A380s leads a list of four Airbus deals announced at the Dubai Airshow 2009 on November 16 and November 17.

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