Boeing delivered the first 787-9 Dreamliner for Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines.
The new, super-efficient Dreamliner will also be the first widebody commercial jet operated by a privately-held Chinese airline.
“This delivery is our airline’s biggest milestone and marks a big step toward expanding our network in China and beyond,” said Wang Junjin, Chairman, Juneyao Airlines. “As the market-leading widebody model, the 787-9 Dreamliner will play a key role in our global business growth.”
“We are delighted to welcome Juneyao to the growing 787 Dreamliner family. We are confident that the Dreamliner’s fuel efficiency, range and passenger-pleasing features will power the next stage of Juneyao Airlines’ expansion,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing at The Boeing Company.
“This delivery marks the first of 10 787-9 Dreamliners for Juneyao and their emergence as an international carrier.”