Hainan Airlines and Boeing celebrated (04-Jul-2013) the delivery of the airline's first 787. The delivery is the first of 10 787s for Hainan Airlines. Hainan Airlines vice chairman Mu Weigang said, "The 787 will allow Hainan Airlines to open new routes from Beijing to North America and provide our unique 'Eastern-style' five-star in-flight experience for global passengers." Hainan Airlines will first operate the 787 on a domestic route from Beijing to Haikou. Thereafter, the airline will deploy the 787 on its North America routes, increasing the frequency of Beijing-Seattle, Beijing-Toronto and Beijing-Chicago services, with several new destinations. The Hainan Airlines 787 interior consists of 36 full, flat-bed business seats configured in rows of 2-2-2, as well as 177 economy seats configured in rows of 3-3-3. Hainan Airlines' current fleet includes 106 Boeing aircraft. [more - original PR]
Boeing celebrates delivery of Hainan Airlines' first 787
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The global commercial aircraft fleet grew by 4% in 2016 and the year ended with an order backlog of more than nine years of production. Among the regions, North America still has the biggest and oldest fleet, but the lowest ratio of orders to aircraft in service. By contrast, Middle East has the fewest in service, but the highest ratio of orders to current fleet numbers.
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