China Southern unveils its new B777-300ER

China Southern has unveiled the interior of its new B777-300ER aircraft.

The airline this week took delivery of the Boeing jet, which is the first of five it will receive this year, to be followed by a further five by 2016.

The Chinese carrier will deploy the B777-300ER on the only direct route between Guangzhou and New York on August 6.



The new aircraft can accommodate 309 passengers across four classes — four in first; 32 in business in 1-2-1 configuration; 44 in premium economy, arranged 2-4-2; and 227 economy seats in a 3-3-3 configuration.

First and business come equipped with a high-definition, touch-screen in-flight entertainment system with programmes in five languages — English, Chinese, French, Japanese and Korean.

The seats in first recline by 180 degrees, with an 82-inch pitch and a 33-inch seat width. Each comes with a 23-inch HD entertainment screen with Touch PMU handset.

Business can be adjusted into a fully-flat bed that is 76 inches long and and 29 inches width. The IFE screen is 15.4 inches.

Premium economy


The premium economy seat has a 38-inch pitch. When reclined, the seat-pan moves forward and a 123-degree reclined angle is provided. Other features include a cocktail table, footrest, a 10.6-inch IFE screen, an in-seat power outlet, a multi-port connector for personal devices, LED light and stowage space.

Economy seating is configured with an adjustable headrest and footrest, has a 32-inch pitch and a 19-inch width. All seats are fitted with an 8.9-inch entertainment screen and a USB port.

Graham Smith and Valerian Ho

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  • These look like excellent products, especially in F & J, and good to see they are going 9 across in Y, unlike some airlines which are adopting a 10 across, which makes the cage of a battery hen look like luxury.

    If they were to introduce this on their LHR route, this would be far more attractive than the 787 currently used, and indeed would be an attractive choice not just to Guangzhou, but onwards to other cities in China.

  • I’m happy to see their Premium Economy in these airplanes since they removed from their 787. It looks very close to the AF Premium economy seats which are not the best… but are more comfortable then regular economy.

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