20-May-2013 10:41 AM

Hainan Airlines confirms delivery of first Boeing 787 within next two months, outlines route plans

Hainan Airlines confirmed (17-May-2013) the carrier will take delivery of its first Boeing 787 aircraft within the next two months. The first two of the carrier’s 787 aircraft will be deployed on domestic services including twice daily Beijing-Haikou and daily on services from Beijing to Shanghai and Chengdu initially. The carrier also confirmed the 787 will be deployed on its international routes including Beijing-Chicago, Beijing-Seattle and Beijing Toronto. Hainan Airlines’ 787 is configured in a 36 seat 2-2-2 business configuration and 177 economy seats. [more - original PR - Chinese]