19-Apr-2013 10:09 AM

Xiamen Airlines expects first Boeing 787 in Jul-2014, important to transition to int'l airline

Xiamen Airlines reportedly stated it will take delivery of its first of six Boeing 787 aircraft in Jul-2014, according to CAAC-News. Xiamen Airlines GM Che Shanglun said “the introduction of 787 is not only a celebration of Xiamen Airlines’ 30th anniversary, but also an important step towards transition from a regional airline to an international one.” As part of the Xiamen Airlines’ 12th five-year plan ending 2015, the carrier is scheduled to take delivery of its six 787s between 2014 and 2015. Xiamen Airlines stated it recently established a 787 working team tasked with the preparation work for the delivery of the aircraft, including training, maintenance, marketing and the providing of information.