Hainan Airlines takes delivery of first B787-9

10 Jun 2016 by BusinessTraveller

Hainan Airlines has taken delivery of its first B787-9 aircraft, becoming the first Chinese carrier to operate both versions of the Boeing Dreamliner.

Hainan Airlines B787-9 Dreamliner

The airline took delivery of its first B787-8 in 2013, and currently has ten of the aircraft in service.

It will deploy its first stretched B787-9 on a new long-haul route between Beijing and Las Vegas in September.

Last month fellow Chinese carrier Air China took delivery of its first B787-9, which it says it will use to “ride on the wave of fast growing international passenger traffic by expanding its international network through non-stop point-to-point services”.

Mark Caswell

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