Air China has placed an order for six more Boeing 777s, as it continues to expand its long-haul fleet.
The new B777-300ER aircraft, which are valued at more than US$2 billion, add to the airline’s outstanding orders for 15 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and 10 Airbus A350-900 aircraft, along with almost 150 new single-aisle jets.
“The 777-300ER has consistently proved its value as a long-haul flagship for our customers around the world, making it the preferred choice for Air China’s international expansion,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president, Northeast Asia Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
“This order reflects the strength of our decades-long relationship with Air China and we look forward to partnering with Air China on additional opportunities in the future.”
Currently, Beijing-based Air China operates a fleet of more than 350 aircraft, including 90 twin-aisle jets. These include 20 B777-300ERs, which come fitted with 313 seats in three classes – eight in first class, 42 in business class and 263 in economy.