China Southern to retire old B777-200ERs

Currently operating three different models of B777, China Southern Airlines will retire its four older B777- 200ER aircraft remaining in its fleet, with the final flight due to depart on 7 December.


China Southern to retire old B777-200ERs


Currently operating three different models of B777, China Southern Airlines will retire its four older B777- 200ER aircraft remaining in its fleet, with the final flight due to depart on 7 December. The older twin-aisle aircraft will be replaced by China Southern’s new fleet of B777-300ERs and B787-8 Dreamliners. The B777-200ERs have been operated by China Southern for 19 years, serving long-haul routes to Europe, North America and Australia.

The airline ordered six B777-series aircraft from Boeing in 1992, including four B777-200ERs, with the first being delivered in December 1995. Following the retirements, China Southern will operate a fleet of more than 50 twinaisle aircraft, including B777s, B787s, Airbus A330s and A380s. China Southern Cargo operates a fleet of eight B777 Freighters with orders for four more.