Air China takes delivery of fi rst B847-8

Air China and Boeing have celebrated the official delivery of China’s first B747-8 to Air China in Seattle.


Air China takes delivery of fi rst B847-8


Air China and Boeing have celebrated the official delivery of China’s first B747-8 to Air China in Seattle. Th e aircraft later arrived at Beijing Capital International Airport on 1 October, China’s National Day, and joined Air China’s fleet later in October. By the end of 2015 Air China will have taken delivery of seven B747-8s, which will further cement Air China’s long-range route network alongside its B777-300ER fleet and largest Airbus 330 fleet of China.

As at June 2014, Air China had a fleet of 512 aircraft of Boeing and Airbus families – including those operated by the companies Air China has a stake in. These aircraft are 6.22 years old on average, which gives Air China a reasonable fleet structure featuring both long-range and medium-range aircraft.

Air China boasts China’s largest widebody fleet and operates 323 passenger routes, serving 162 cities in 32 countries and regions. Tapping the route network of the Star Alliance, Air China can fly passengers to 1,328 destinations in 195 countries.