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Mon, 24 Sept 2018

Shanghai Airlines Takes Delivery of First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

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."

Shanghai Airlines Boeing 787-9. Click to enlarge.

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 Korea.

"We are 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.

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