The B787-9 aircraft represents a new generation of advanced passenger service system with latest configuration. [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]
China Eastern Airlines introduced a B787-9 aircraft at the Shanghai Hongqiao Airport on Sept 22. The plane represents a new generation of advanced passenger service system with latest configuration.
The passenger service system integrates the latest technology applications in the global aviation field and adopts new concepts such as box-type business class and air reception rooms, seen for the first time in the world. The system sets new standards and a new fashion for international long distance routes.
The B787-9 aircraft in Shanghai [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]
The B787-9 aircraft is a distinctive service platform among aircraft of its type, according to the company.
It will operate domestic flights from Shanghai to Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen, etc. Its international flights will include destinations like Tokyo's Haneda, Seoul Gimpo, Singapore and Melbourne, etc.
The aircraft is the first of 15 ordered by China Eastern Airlines. Ten will be based in Shanghai and five in the company's branch in Yunnan.
By the end of this year, the company will have three B787-9s in Shanghai and anticipates delivery of the seven other Shanghai-based aircraft by 2021.
(Executive editor: Li Shuling)