Shanghai Airlines has taken delivery
of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
The new airplane is the 100th airplane for
Shanghai Airlines, a subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines.
"We are so excited to take delivery of the very first
Dreamliner for Shanghai Airlines, as well as China Eastern Group,"
said Li Yangmin, vice president of China Eastern Group. "With the
introduction of these new airplanes, China Eastern Group will also officially launch the global leading new generation Passenger
Service System. We are confident that all these efforts will help
us significantly upgrade our services and we know our passengers
will love it."
As the longest-range member of the Dreamliner family, the 787-9 can
fly 290 passengers, in a typical two-class configuration, up to
7,635 nm (14,140 km).
Shanghai Airlines is set to receive additional
787-9s in the coming years. The airline plans to fly their initial
787s on popular domestic routes such as Shanghai to Chengdu and
Beijing, as well as regional routes from Shanghai to Japan and
thrilled to expand our long-standing partnership with Shanghai
Airlines and the China Eastern Group. The 787 Dreamliner's
unmatched performance, operating economics and comfort make it the
perfect airplane for Shanghai Airlines to expand and enhance their
international network," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president
of Commercial Sales & Marketing for Boeing.