Donghai Airlines and Boeing on June 21, 2017 announced the airline’s decision to convert 10 737 MAXs on order to 737 MAX 10s at the 2017 Paris Air Show.
The Shenzhen-based carrier will join the 737 MAX 10 launch customer team as one of the first airlines in the world to introduce the newest member of the 737 MAX family.
Donghai Airlines started freighter operations in 2006 and expanded to offer passenger services in 2014. Donghai Airlines currently has a fleet of 15 Boeing 737-800s serving more than 35 cities across China. With an extended air-route network, the Shenzhen-based carrier plans to start international long-haul flights between 2021 and 2023 and grow its fleet to 100 airplanes by 2025.
Donghai Airlines and Boeing have announced the finalization of an order for five 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $1.32 billion at current list prices.
Shenzhen-based Donghai Airlines announced its intent to order 25 737 MAX 8s and five 787-9 Dreamliners in July at the Farnborough International Airshow. This 787-9 order comes just weeks after the carrier finalized its 737 MAX 8 order last month.
The 787-9 Dreamliner can fly 290 passengers up to 14,140 kilometers in a typical two-class configuration. The airplane will deliver unmatched fuel efficiency to Donghai airlines, enabling the carrier to expand the range and quantity of services on the long-haul market. The 787-9 leverages the visionary design of the 787-8, offering passenger pleasing features such as large, dimmable windows, large stow bins, modern LED lighting, higher humidity, a lower cabin altitude, cleaner air and a smoother ride.
Donghai Airlines started freighter operations in 2006. The carrier expanded to offer passenger services in 2014. Donghai Airlines currently has a fleet of 13 Boeing 737-800s serving for more than 10 cities across China. Donghai Airlines’ fleet is expected to reach 15 airplanes by the end of this year. With extended air route network, the Shenzhen-based carrier is making great efforts to build a modern medium-scale airline with high quality.
Donghai Airlines (Shenzhen) currently operates seven Boeing 737-300 freighters. The airline has been approved by the CAAC to start flying regularly scheduled passenger routes and has ordered three Boeing 737-800s according to Travel Daily Asia.
Donghai Airlines was established in November 2002. The airline was approved by the Ministry of Commerce, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), as the first private foreign joint venture cargo airline in China.
Operations commenced on September 19, 2006.
Shenzhen Donghai Airlines shareholders are : Shenzhen Donggang Trading Company (representing 51 % of the shares), the United East, Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited (25% of the shares) and Hong Kong Wing Enterprises Ltd. (24% of the shares).
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-3W0 B-2517 (msn 23396) arrives in Beijing.