Air China has announced it will postpone deploying its new Boeing B777-300ER on the Beijing-New York route from October this year to March next year.
Instead, the carrier will continue to operate this route with a B747-400.
Air China received its first new aircraft, fitted out with the carrier’s new business class cabin, last year (for details on the new seat, see story here) and currently has a total of six. An Air China spokesperson stated that the carrier decided to postpone deploying the new aircraft because it does not have enough B777s to rotate onto the route.
Last year, the carrier’s first international destination to be operated by the B777 was Frankfurt. The aircraft was then also deployed on the new direct Shanghai-Paris service (see story here).
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