Air China receives two more Boeing 747-8s

Air China will fly its new Boeing 747-8s to New York
Air China will fly its new Boeing 747-8s to New York

Air China welcomed two more Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental aircraft last month.

One arrived on 10 December and the second touched down in Beijing on 31 December.

The two jumbo jets, which are the third and fourth B747-8s delivered to Air China, come equipped with a total of 365 seats in a four-cabin layout, including 12 in first class, 54 in business class, 66 in premium economy and 233 in economy class. This makes the B747-8 the largest passenger aircraft in Air China’s fleet.

Since the introduction of its first B747-8 in October 2014, Air China has flown the aircraft on domestic routes to Guangzhou, Shanghai and Chengdu.

And on 7 January 2015, the carrier will deploy the aircraft on the Beijing-New York JFK route for the first time, replacing the B777-300ER currently used for the daily service. Flights will depart Beijing’s Capital International Airport at 1300, arriving at JFK International Airport at 1330.

Air China has ordered seven 747-8s and the remaining three will all be delivered to the carrier by June 2015.

You might also like

Comments are closed.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Sign up here to get the latest news, updates and special offers delivered directly to your inbox.
You can unsubscribe at any time
Close