Beijing-based Air China has taken delivery of its first of 15 Boeing 787-9s, becoming the first airline in China to introduce the type into service.
"The 787-9 Dreamliner employs a multitude of cutting-edge technologies best represented by its electronic handling system and wide application of composite materials," Air China chief pilot Wang Yingnian said. "As such, it enjoys clear advantages such as low fuel consumption, low emission and lower noise, which are highly aligned with the green flying idea that Air China has long been an advocate of."
Air China provides passenger and cargo services in China with scheduled flight routes connecting 174 cities in 40 countries and regions. Air China will use its 787-9s to ride on the wave of fast growing international passenger traffic by expanding its international network through nonstop, point-to-point services.