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Boeing delivers the first 787 Dreamliner to Shanghai Airlines

Shanghai's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing and Shanghai Airlines today (September 21) celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first 787-9 Dreamliner (B-1111).

Photo Above: Boeing.

The airline says it plans to use the super-efficient and passenger-preferred Dreamliner to upgrade its regional and long-range service from its base in China’slargest city.

The new airplane, with a special symbol of “100” on its fuselage, is the 100th airplane for Shanghai Airlines, a subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines.

The 787-9 is the second member of the Dreamliner family, which offers 20 to 25 percent better fuel efficiency per seat and lower emissions than the airplanes they replace. As the longest-range member of the family, the 787-9 can fly 290 passengers, in a typical two-class configuration, up to 7,635 nautical miles (14,140 km).

Shanghai Airlines is set to receive additional 787-9s in the coming years. The airline plans to fly their initial 787s on popular domestic routes such as Shanghai to Chengdu and Beijing, as well as regional routes from Shanghai to Japan and Korea. As the carrier’s 787 fleet grows, it plans to take advantage of the aircraft’s long range and superior fuel efficiency to open new, international routes.

Since 2013, more than 60 Dreamliners have entered service across China, flying more than 22 million people on more than 75 unique routes while saving an estimated one million tons of fuel compared to other aircraft.

Top Copyright Photo: Shanghai Airlines Boeing 787-9 B-1111 (msn 63706) PAE (Royal S. King). Image: 943578.

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Shanghai Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8

The first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 for Shanghai Airlines, delivered on November 27, 2017

Shanghai Airlines on November 27, 2017 took delivery of its first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8. The pictured MAX 8 was handed over as B-1382.

Copyright Photo: Shanghai Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 N6046P (B-1382) (msn 61621) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 939454.

Shanghai Airlines retires its last Boeing 757

Shanghai Airlines (Shanghai) has retired its last Boeing 757-200 from revenue service. The pictured Boeing 757-26D B-2875 (msn 33966) on March 21 operated flight FM 9172 from Harbin to Shanghai (Pudong) according to

Shanghai Airlines added the first Boeing 757-200 in 1993.

Copyright Photo: Royal S. King/ B-2875 was delivered new on March 31, 2005.

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China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines join the SkyTeam alliance

China Eastern Airlines (Shanghai) and Shanghai Airlines (Shanghai) formally joined the SkyTeam alliance today (June 21) in a ceremony in Beijing.

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Shanghai Airlines to exit the Star Alliance at the end of October

Shanghai Airlines (Shanghai) will exit the Star Alliance on October 31 as a result of the merger with China Eastern Airlines. Shanghai Airlines was welcomed as the 19th member of Star Alliance on December 12, 2007.

Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss. Looking nice in the updated 2007 livery, Shanghai’s Airbus A321-231 D-AVZM (msn 6591) at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) became B-6591 on delivery.

China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines are pushing consolidation of their cargo subsidiaries

China Eastern Airlines (Shanghai) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Shanghai Airlines (Shanghai) are now pushing for consolidation of their cargo subsidiaries according to this published report.

China Eastern’s China Cargo Airlines and Shanghai Airlines’ Shanghai Cargo Airlines would be merged if parent China Eastern can reach agreement with some of the external stockholders of both subsidiaries. China Eastern needs to consult with those shareholders to agree on any restructuring.

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Copyright Photo: Nick Dean. China Cargo Airlines’ brand new Boeing 777-F6N B-2077 (msn 37713) departs from Everett (Paine Field).

Shanghai Airlines is merged into China Eastern Airlines

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Shanghai Airlines (Shanghai) was officially merged into its cross-town rival China Eastern Airlines (Shanghai) on February 8.

With the merger of China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines, the new China Eastern Airlines has operating assets of over 150 billion yuan, 331 mid-sized aircraft and 151 flight destinations. China Eastern Airlines has recent added flights to major cities worldwide such as New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Frankfurt, becoming one of the world’s largest airlines in terms of overall size.

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China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines move a step closer to a merger

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China Eastern Airlines (Shanghai) and Shanghai Airlines (Shanghai) moved a step closer to a merger on December 30 when both carriers received governmental approval to merge. China Eastern is acquiring its rival Shanghai Airlines for $1.3 billion. This approval now clears the path for Shanghai to be merged into China Eastern. The Shanghai brand will disappear during 2010.

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China Eastern and Shanghai Airlines to merge

China Eastern Airlines (Shanghai) and Shanghai Airlines (Shanghai) on June 8 started the consolidation process leading to a merger. The name of the new company is undisclosed. Trading of the stock of both carriers has been suspended.

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