Hainan Airlines to order more Boeing B787 aircraft
The fourth-largest carrier in China is already using all of its eight B787 aircraft in North America, where it has three routes. It will add Boston as its fourth destination on June 20.
Two B787 planes that have already been ordered will be delivered in the next year, said Wang Yingming, executive chairman and executive president of HNA Aviation Group Co Ltd, parent company of Hainan Airlines. "A fleet of 10 Boeing 787 aircraft can support five to six destinations in North America, and our long-term plan is eight destinations there."
The carrier might also lease aircraft as it expands, he added, and it will continue increasing its investment in North America to meet "huge demand" there, Wang said. ■