Monday, March 7, 2011

5 747-8I's for Air China

Photo Courtesy of Boeing. An artist rendition of what the plan will look like.

Today Boeing and Hong Kong based Air China announced an agreement for 5 747-8I aircraft. Air China will become the first Chinese airline to order the all new more fuel efficient plane.

The aircraft will likely be put on routes such as LAX and JFK that are already served by 747-400's. Air China's president is excited about the announcement and believes that is will bring a better experience for it's customers.

This is the third airline customer for the passenger version of the aircraft. The other two are launch customer Germany's Lufthansa and South Korea's Korean Air.