China Southern Airlines is planning to deploy its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft to Xinjiang, the restive region in the far west of China.
According to an update on the Routes Online flight database, the airline will base its 787-8 Dreamliner at Urumqi’s Diwopu International Airport in July 2017.
This modern, twin-aisle jet will then be deployed on the airline’s daily flights from Urumqi, Xinjiang’s capital city, to Beijing, Shanghai and Kashgar.
China Southern operates 10 787-8s, all of which come fitted with 228 seats in three classes: four in first class, 24 in business class and 200 in economy. The airline also has outstanding orders for 12 larger 787-9s.