Air China took delivery of its first wide-body Boeing B777-300ER last week, featuring the carrier’s new business class cabin.
The aircraft was first deployed on the Beijing-Guangzhou route and will eventually be followed by the Beijing-Shanghai and Beijing-Shenzhen sectors. When the carrier receives its second B777-300ER later this year, it will be put on the Beijing-Frankfurt route from September 1, 2011, then be used for other long-haul destinations including London, Paris and North American destinations.
As reported earlier, Air China is conducting a cabin revitalisation programme (see story here). This aircraft features the carrier’s new premium products, including 180-degree flat bed seats in business and first class as well as an upgraded inflight entertainment system (IFE).
This B777-300ER is the first out of 19 to arrive, with three more to be added to the carrier's fleet by year-end. Nex year, another six will be delivered and the remaining nine over the coming years. The introduction of this aircraft and its future fleet of B747-800 Intercontinental solidifies the carrier’s position in the international aviation market.
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