Chinese Domestic Airlines Introduced 22 New Planes in May


Specifically, China Eastern Airlines introduced 3 aircraft, including one A330, one A320 and its 18th Boeing 777-300ER. Hainan Airlines received 2 brand-new 787-9s, including the carrier's No.3 "Kung Fu Panda" coating aircraft. The Hainan based airlines now possesses 11 787-9s and 10 787-800s in total. Besides, Spring Airlines and China Southern Airlines also welcomed 2 new aircraft respectively in May.

China Southern Airlines' last 737-300 passenger liner retired in the very month, marking the end of an era of 737-300 passenger jets in domestic civil aviation industry.

At present, for domestic cargo carriers, represented by SF Airlines, China Post Air and Yangtze River Express, there are 49 737-300 freighters in all.

By the end of last month, the total airline fleet in Mainland China has reached 3013.