China Southern Airlines received its first of 10 ordered Boeing 777-300ER on 25 February 2014. It plans to operate it on the airliner’s new North America route,to directly connect passengers in the southern region of China to the eastern coast of the United States.
China Southern has configured its new 777-300ER to feature four distinct cabins. On board passengers will find 4 first class seats, 34 business class seats, 44 premium economy seats and 227 economy seats, for a total of 309 passengers. The Boeing 777 can fly up to 7,825 nautical miles (14,490 kilometers) and is equipped with GE90-115B engines.
China Southern Airlines, based in Guangzhou, has been buying from Boeing for 25 years. In 2013, China Southern was the first Chinese carrier to operate 787 Dreamliner. The airline was the first carrier in Asia to operate the 777 in 1995 and the first to operate 777s on nonstop routes across the Pacific Ocean, connecting Guangzhou and Los Angeles.