China Southern Airlines, the first Chinese airline in terms of transported passengers, is removing the Boeing 777-200ER from its fleet, replaced by larger capacity or new generation aircraft.
Here you have some airline travel news about the last four Boeing 777-200ERs from China Southern will definitely leave the fleet before the end of the year. The company has prepared the transfer of a first batch of two copies (B-2055 and B-2057) to Arizona where they will be conveyed on December 18 and stored until they are resold, reports the specialized site WCarn Chinese . The last two (B-2056 and B-2058) will suffer the same fate by the end of 2014.
China Southern had ordered six copies of the Triple Seven at Boeing in 1992, including four -200ER. These joined his fleet in 1995 and stopped being operated after 19 years of service. The latest flights took place at the end of November 2014, between the China Southern hub in Canton and Beijing, Taipei and the Maldives.
The company had configured the model to carry 284 passengers in three classes of travel, 24 in First, 53 in Business and 207 in Economy.
New types of devices will replace them: China Southern has ordered in particular seven 777-300ER, the variant of higher capacity. The first copy was delivered in February 2014, three more since. The SkyTeam member company also operates ten 787-8 Dreamliners, alongside Airbus long-haul aircraft, with five A380s and thirty A330-200 / 300s.
The 777-200ER sold 422 copies to 33 customers. The launch company was British Airways, which received the first aircraft in 1992. All variants combined, Boeing has sold 1,807,777 to date.
China Southern Airlines Boeing 777-200ER cabin plan (Source: CSA)