Mongolian Airlines, MIAT, the country’s national carrier has signed an agreement with the American Air Lease Corporation to lease a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft capable of long-haul direct flights to the USA. The plane is expected to arrive in Mongolia and be put into operation by 2021; the two sides have yet to agree on price.
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, is a wide-body aircraft with great range flexibility and twin-engines, uses 20 percent less fuel than similarly-sized airplanes of Boeing, such as the Boeing 767. New engines, the increased use of lightweight composite materials and more efficient systems applications all contribute to the 787’s overall performance.
MIAT is working to open four new destinations and plans to operate direct flight to the USA starting from 2021 after gaining the all-important nonstop flight permit.