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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