Hainan Airlines has taken delivery of its first
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The delivery is the first of 10 787s for
Hainan Airlines will first operate the
Dreamliner on a domestic route from Beijing to Haikou. Thereafter,
the airline will deploy the 787 on its North America routes,
increasing the frequency of its Beijing-Seattle, Beijing-Toronto
and Beijing-Chicago services, with several new destinations.
"Today is a great day for Hainan Airlines as the
most technologically advanced and fuel efficient airplane in the
world joins our fleet," said Mu Weigang, vice chairman of Hainan
Airlines. "The 787 will allow Hainan Airlines to open new routes
from Beijing to North America and provide our unique
'Eastern-style' five-star inflight experience for global
The Hainan Airlines 787
Dreamliner 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.
Each seat has a 15-inch, touch screen
panel and a power outlet. Each business seat also has a USB port.
Hainan Airlines serves scheduled
domestic and international services on 500 routes from Beijing,
Haikou and other operating bases on the mainland. It also provides
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