Tuesday, 2 April 2019

China Southern Airlines gets first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from Air Lease Corp

One of the world's leading aircraft leasing firms, Air Lease Corporation has delivered one new Boeing 787-9 aircraft on long-term lease to China Southern Airlines.

This new addition to the China Southern Airlines fleet is the first of five 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft scheduled to be delivered from Air Lease and the aircraft is powered by GEnx-1B76A engines. The remaining aircraft are due by the end of 2020.

The airlines 787's feature a classic three-cabin layout with 228 seats spread out between 4 in first class, 24 in business class, and 200 in economy class. The seats in first and business class can all recline 180 degrees to lie flat, while all first-class seats also feature an independent laptop power source, noise-cancelling headphones, a satellite telephone, and a 17-inch LCD HDTV, allowing travellers to enjoy a world of their own that is spacious, private, and quiet. The economy class uses the same seats found in China Southern Airlines' A380 economy class, which have individual 9-inch TVs to enjoy the inflight entertainment system. 



“We are pleased to announce the first of five ALC Boeing 787-9s joined China Southern Airlines’ world-class fleet today,” said Jie Chen, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Asia of Air Lease Corporation. “ALC’s team has worked closely with China Southern’s management team for over two decades to provide the airline new and efficient aircraft to expand operations, optimise their fleet and provide premier customer service. The Dreamliner is an excellent addition to the airline as China Southern continues to modernise its fleet with next generation, fuel-efficient aircraft.”

China Southern Airlines has a vast route network and operates a fleet of some 700 passenger and cargo aircraft which includes Airbus A380, A330, A321, A320, A319 and Boeing 787, 777, 747, 757 & 737 aircraft. 




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