Air China has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
It was unveiled at a ceremony at Beijing Capital Airport. The national flag carrier is the first airline in the country to have a 787-9 enter into service.
This is the first of 15 Dreamliners set to join Air China’s fleet.
“We are very honored that the 787-9 has joined Air China’s national flag carrier fleet,” said Ihssane Mounir, Boeing Commercial Airplanes senior vice president of Northeast Asia Sales, “Carrying the long term partnership between Air China and Boeing, Air China’s 787-9 will provide comfort and convenience for passengers, exceptional fuel efficiency and environmental performance for the airline customers.”
According to our 787 Routes Page, Air China will begin 787-9 flights from Beijing Capital to Chengdu and Shanghai Hongqiao.
Routes from Beijing to Frankfurt and Guangzhou will start in July, and to Rome Fiumicino in August.