CHINA: Air China signs for five B747-8 Intercontinentals

Boeing and Air China recently signed an agreement for the purchase of five 747-8 Intercontinentals making Air China the first Chinese carrier to order the passenger version of the new B747-8, which for the first time in history, was put into production after the cargo variant. “Air China has been operating 747s since the 1980s,” […]


Boeing and Air China recently signed an agreement for the purchase of five 747-8 Intercontinentals making Air China the first Chinese carrier to order the passenger version of the new B747-8, which for the first time in history, was put into production after the cargo variant. “Air China has been operating 747s since the 1980s,” said He Li, vice president of Air China. “The new, high capacity Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental will deliver exceptional economics and a great flying experience to our customers.” Air China, the flag carrier of the People’s Republic of China, will use the airplanes to expand its international routes. The new 747-8 Intercontinental carries 467 passengers in a three-class configuration and also increases cargo volume by 26 per cent.