China Southern gets first of 10 B777-300ERs

China Southern Airlines has taken delivery of the first of 10 B777-300ERs that it has on order in late February. “The 777-300ER’s long-haul capability is a perfect fit for our network expansion plans as it will enable us serve our existing long-range markets more efficiently and open new routes in the future,” said Zhang Zifang, COO, China Southern Airlines.


China Southern gets first of 10 B777-300ERs


China Southern Airlines has taken delivery of the first of 10 B777-300ERs that it has on order in late February. “The 777-300ER’s long-haul capability is a perfect fit for our network expansion plans as it will enable us serve our existing long-range markets more efficiently and open new routes in the future,” said Zhang Zifang, COO, China Southern Airlines. “The 777-300ER will support the development of Guangzhou as our main international hub and will be a vital part of our ‘Canton Route’ services.”

China Southern plans to operate its first B777-300ER on its new North America route, where it will be able to directly connect passengers in the southern region of China to the eastern coast of the US. China Southern Airlines, based in Guangzhou, is a long-time Boeing customer and in 2013 was the first Chinese carrier to operate B787 Dreamliner. The airline was the first carrier in Asia to operate the B777 in 1995 and the first to operate B777s on nonstop routes across the Pacific Ocean, connecting Guangzhou and Los Angeles. China Southern was also the first Chinese carrier to take direct delivery of the B757-200, B777-200, B777-200ER (Extended Range), B777 Freighter and B747-400 Freighter from Boeing.