MIAT Mongolian Airlines has taken delivery of a new Boeing 767-300ER which is the first-ever aircraft the carrier has ordered directly from the manufacturer.

MIAT Mongolian Airlines has taken delivery of a new Boeing 767-300ER which is the first-ever aircraft the carrier has ordered directly from the manufacturer.

The new Boeing 767-300ER joins two leased examples already in MIAT Mongolian Airlines’ fleet.


MIAT Mongolian Airlines took delivery on May 13, 2013, of a new Boeing 767-300ER, the first aircraft it had ever ordered directly from the manufacturer. The aircraft is photographed taking off from Boeing Field in Seattle

MIAT Mongolian Airlines took delivery on May 13, 2013, of a new Boeing 767-300ER, the first aircraft it had ever ordered directly from the manufacturer. The aircraft is photographed taking off from Boeing Field in Seattle

 

MIAT Mongolian Airlines also operates and has on order five Boeing 737-800 single-aisle jets. Three of the aircraft are leased and the airline ordered the other two, along with the 767-300ER delivered on May 13.

“This is a momentous step forward for MIAT Mongolian Airlines as we continue to enhance our fleet,” says Jargalsaikhan Gungaa, president and CEO of MIAT Mongolian Airlines. “We are pleased with the comfort, range and payload of the new 767-300ER and we look forward to introducing it into our long-haul fleet.”

Mongolia’s flag carrier completed a historic order in 2011 at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C., marking the first time in more than two decades that the airline had decided to grow its fleet by purchasing Boeing aircraft instead of leasing them.

Boeing has delivered more than 1,000 767s, which are flown by more than 120 operators worldwide.