Air Canada nears 787 Dreamliners deal with Boeing -Bloomberg News
(Reuters) -Air Canada is closing in on the purchase of up to 20 787 Dreamliners from Boeing Co to renew and expand its long-haul fleet, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Shares of Boeing were up 3.6% at $208.13 in afternoon trade.
Airlines are looking to shore up their wide-body fleets amid a rebound in demand for long-haul flying ahead of a busy summer travel season.
The Canadian carrier has neared an agreement to order between 15 and 20 of the twin-aisle aircraft, according to the report.
An Air Canada spokesman said the airline has not made any decisions yet.
Boeing declined to comment.
(Reporting by Priyamvada C in Bengaluru; Editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri and Leslie Adler)