Boeing Delivers First 787-9 to Juneyao Airlines

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Juneyao Airlines 1st 787-9 Delivery - October 19, 2018.

Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on October 19.  It is also 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.”

Juneyao Airlines, previously an all-Airbus operator, mainly offers flights from Shanghai to more than 50 cities across China. In introducing the long-range 787 Dreamliner, the carrier is looking to expand its international network and increase flights to Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea.