Juneyao Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The aircraft, registered as B-1115, was handed over at a ceremony at Everett Paine Field on Thursday and wears a special ‘Chinese Peony’ livery.
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“This delivery marks the first of ten 787-9 Dreamliners for Juneyao and their emergence as an international carrier“, said Ihssane Mounir, Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales & Marketing at Boeing. “As the market-leading widebody model, the 787-9 Dreamliner will play a key role in our global business growth“, added Wang Junjin, Chairman of Juneyao Airlines, in a statement.
According to routesonline.com, the airline is set to introduce its brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the Shanghai Hongqiao – Shenzhen route from October 25.
Juneyao Airlines currently offers flights from its hubs in Shanghai (Shanghai Hongqiao Intl’ Airport and Shanghai Pudong Intl’ Airport) to more than 50 destinations across China. The privately-owned carrier is looking to expand its international network and increase flights to Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea.
Last year, Juneyao Airlines became the first airline to expand the Star Alliance network as a Connecting Partner.
The Chinese airline, which was founded in 2005, currently has five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on order with purchase options for another five. Juneyao Airlines has previously been an all-Airbus operator. However, its low-cost subsidiary 9Air is running a Boeing 737-800 fleet.
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