The first of eight B787-9s for South Korean start-up Air Premia has rolled-out of the paintshop at Everett (WA). The aircraft is c/n 66407 and l/n 1047. It will become HL8387.
Air Premia ordered five B787-9s directly with Boeing in October 2019 and also has lease-agreements with ALC for another three. The airline is planning to configure the aircraft with premium economy and ecomomy-seats.
The original, pre-COVID, plan was to first start flying at the end of this year from Seoul-Incheon to regional destinations and later to Los Angeles (CA) and San Jose (CA). In 2021 more destinations in Europe and Oceania would follow. If these plans are still valid remains to be seen.