Juneyao Airlines has taken delivery of the 100th direct-buy 787 Dreamliner by the Chinese airline industry.
The 787-9 features a special decal on the nose to mark the milestone. The airplane departed Paine Field in Everett, Washington for the airline’s hub in Shanghai, China.
The first Dreamliner entered China in 2013, and in six short years has gained popularity among carriers due to its fuel efficiency and unrivaled passenger experience.
The airplane has opened 13 new routes to major hubs in China from all over the world that weren’t possible before the airplane entered service. More than 75 routes are operated by the Dreamliner direct to major hubs in China.
For Juneyao, the Dreamliner – their sixth, with four more to be delivered – means they will be able to service Shanghai, China to Athens, Greece in mid-2020.