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Thu, 9 June 2016

Hainan Airlines Takes Delivery of First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Hainan Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

 With the delivery, Hainan becomes China's first operator of both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner family.

 Hainan Airlines, the largest privately owned airline in China, leased the airplane through an agreement with Air Lease Corporation (ALC).

 The delivery is also the first 787-9 Dreamliner to ALC, which has 15 additional 787-9s on order.

"The 787-9 Dreamliner will be a great addition to our long-haul fleet," said Mou Weingang, Vice Chairman, Hainan Airlines. "The 787-9's super efficiency, capability and in-flight experience will accelerate our market position internationally."

As the largest 787 operator in China, Hainan Airlines already has 10 787-8s in service and plans to deploy its first 787-9 Dreamliner on a new route from Beijing to Las Vegas beginning in September.

The 787-9 complements and extends the 787 family. With the fuselage stretched by 20 feet (6 meters) over the 787-8, the 787-9 will fly over 40 more passengers an additional 280 nautical miles (520 kilometers).

Hainan Airlines is headquartered in Haikou, China.

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