Boeing delivered the 787th 787 Dreamliner on Thursday. Buyer is the world’s largest leasing company AerCap, operator China Southern.
Since its first delivery in September 2011, the 787 family has carried nearly 300 million passengers on more than 1.5 million flights around the world. The fuel-efficient jet enabled Boeing to open more than 210 new nonstop routes.
AerCap is the largest 787 customer. China Southern continues to expand its long-haul fleet and now has ten 787-8 and eight 787-9 on duty. They are used on non-stop connections between Guangzhou and London and Rome in Europe, Vancouver in North America and Perth, Auckland and Christchurch in the Oceania region.
As China’s largest fleet-size airline, China Southern Airlines currently operates more than 800 aircraft, including Boeing 787, 777, 747 and 737. The airline operates more than 3,000 daily flights to 224 destinations in 40 countries and regions of the world.
Source:https://www.aero.de/news-30541/Boeing-liefert-den-787-Dreamliner-aus.html (german site)