China Southern Airlines Holds First Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range)
On 25 February 2014, China Southern Airlines it came into the possession of the first Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range). This is the first 10 aircraft to be controlled by the largest air carrier in ASIA, by fleet size and number of passengers carried. The other 9 units will be delivered during the 2014-2016 period.
China Southern Airlines has configured the new 777-300ER with four cabs, with a total of 309 seats. On board, passengers will find 4 seats in First Class, 34 seats in Business Class, 44 seats in Premium Economy Class and 227 seats in Economy Class.
China Southern Airlines plans to operate the first 777-300ER for North American routes, which will link the southern region of China to the east coast of the United States.
Boeing 777 is the most successful long-haul aircraft, which comes equipped with two engines. The 777-300ER version extends the features of the 777 series. The aircraft can fly up to 14,490 km and is equipped with GE90-115B engines, the most powerful commercial aircraft engine in the world.
Up to long-haul flights, China Southern Airlines plans to use Boeing 777-300ER on the route Guangzhou - Shanghai Hongqiao. The flights were introduced on 5 in March, with a frequency of two daily flights and are operated according to the schedule:
CZ3523 CAN 08: 00 - 10: 20 SHA 77W D
CZ3503 CAN 16: 00 - 18: 20 SHA 77W D
CZ3524 SHA 11: 45 - 14: 15 CAN 77W D
CZ3504 SHA 19: 45 - 22: 15 CAN 77W D
This summer, the Boeing 777-300ER will enter the route to New York.
China Southern Airlines, based in Guangzhou, has had a relationship with Boeing for over 25 years. In 2013, it was the first Chinese carrier to take possession of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. China Southern Airlines was the first carrier in Asia to operate 777s since 1995 and the first to fly 777s across the Pacific on the Guangzhou-Los Angeles route.
China Southern Airlines was the first Chinese carrier to take direct aircraft: 757-200, 777-200 (1995), 777-200ER (Extended Range) (1996), 777 Freighter and 747-400 Freighter from Boeing.