China Southern Airlines has taken delivery of its first of 10 Boeing 777-300ERs. The carrier plans to operate the aircraft on its new North America route, where it will be able to directly connect passengers in the southern region of China to the East Coast of the US.
“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,” China Southern COO Zhang Zifang said. “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.”
The 309-seat 777-300ER is configured in four cabins, comprising four first-class seats, 34 business-class seats, 44 premium-economy seats and 227 economy seats.