Hainan Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9, becoming China’s first operator of both the 787-8 and -9 variants of the Dreamliner family. The Haikou-based carrier leased the aircraft through an agreement with Air Lease Corp. (ALC). The delivery is also the first 787-9 to ALC, which has 15 additional 787-9s on order. Hainan Airlines vice chairman Mou Weingang said the 787-9’s “super efficiency, capability and inflight experience will accelerate our market ...

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