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Hainan Airlines Takes Delivery of First Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

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Hainan Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The delivery is the first of 10 787s for the airline.

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 passengers."

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 charter services.

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