Boeing’s game-changing aircraft will pay its first visit to mainland China, landing in Beijing, Guangzhou and Haikou
The newly launched Dreamliner will make its debut flight to mainland China on December 4.
The B787 Dreamliner is ready to take on one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation and travel markets — China.
Boeing has announced that the aircraft will embark on a six-month worldwide “Dream Tour” from next month, kicking off with a visit to China from December 4-11.
First fly to mainland China
The aircraft, which is designed to seat up to 290 passengers, will arrive at Beijing Capital Airport on December 4; then fly to Guangzhou and Haikou the following week.
Although the Dreamliner flew from Narita to Hong Kong on its inaugural commercial flight on October 26, this will be the first time the 56-meter-long jet touches down in mainland China.
In addition to showcasing the aircraft to the masses, Boeing has also planned meetings with Chinese partners, government representatives and the carriers who have ordered or are planning to purchase Dreamliner.
Multiple Chinese airlines, including Air China, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines and Xiamen Airlines, have ordered 41 Dreamliners from Boeing so far.
“This airplane is now changing the way the world flies, and we want to share that excitement with as many people as we can,” said Ray Conner, vice president of Sales for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
Future stops
Boeing will fly its third test Dreamliner, 787-8 Dreamliner ZA003 (aka N787BX), on the “Dream Tour.”
Having debuted at the Dubai Air Show earlier this month, the aircraft was recently retrofitted for passenger use and painted with Boeing’s corporate colors.
Following the Chinese tour, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner will make its African stop from December 11-16 — landing in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia and Nairobi in Kenya — then head over to Doha from December 15-19 for its Middle East stopover.
According to Boeing’s Sina Weibo account, the final stops on the Dreamliner’s world tour are Toronto, Canada and United States (with no specific city names) in January, 2012.


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