According to Boeing, China Eastern Airlines will use the Boeing 777-300ERs to expand its capacity to meet growing demand in the Asia-Pacific region and...

Boeing has announced that China Eastern Airlines has agreed to buy 20 Boeing 777-300ERs.

According to Boeing, China Eastern Airlines will use the Boeing 777-300ERs to expand its capacity to meet growing demand in the Asia-Pacific region and China, in Boeing’s view the most dynamic market for commercial aircraft.


The Boeing 777-300ER has been an enormous success for Boeing in terms of sales. Its fuel-burn performance proved so superior to that of the four-engine Airbus A340-600 which is the 777-300ER's nearest competitor that in late 2011 Airbus was forced to end production of the A340-600 and its slightly smaller sister aircraft, the A340-500

The agreement requires Chinese Government approval.

Boeing will work with China Eastern Airlines to obtain approval, after which time the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER order will be posted to Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website, according to the manufacturer.

“This additional commitment from one of the largest airlines in the world is a testament to the benefits the 777-300ER brings to the airline and its passengers,” remarks Ihssane Mounir, vice president of sales and marketing for Greater China and Korea, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

The Boeing 777 is the world’s most successful twin-engine, long-haul commercial jet family. The Boeing 777-300ER carries 365 passengers up to 7,930 nautical miles (14,685 kilometers).