Shanghai-based Juneyao Air will be among the latest carrier in Asia prepping to receive the first of five ordered Boeing 787 aircraft fleet. Before the delivery of the first 787, the airline released photos of what travelers in China will be able to experience flying on it.
Among the highlights the new jets will have will be in Business Class. The airline has opted for the popular Thompson Aero Vantage XL seats in a 1-2-1 layout giving direct access to the aisle for all in the Business Class cabin. The 29 seats in Business class will have a width of up to 24 inches and legroom of around 42 inches, and will also be able to be configured to be a fully flat bed. Along with adjustable light and improved storage panels, each seat will also have a massage function.
Economy class passengers will have a 3-3-3 layout offering Recaro CL3710 seat with up to 32 inches of legroom. Each seat will also have a 12-inch and a separate USB port.
For all passengers in both Business and Economy class, a next-generation high-flux on-board satellite communications system will provide inflight wi-fi. The airline also revealed it will have lighting with a blend of seven lights and shadows which symbolizes good fortune in Chinese tradition and will be pleasing for passenger comfort. A bespoke perfume by Quentin Bisch, a famous perfumer from Givaudan, will be dispersed in the cabin for a unique and aromatic scent.
To promote the new planes its brand, Juneyao Air will be three different liveries including the “Chinese Peony" the – China’s national flower and a symbol for good fortune. The other notable livery will be the “Chine Ribbon” themes to symbolize the airline’s contribution to the country’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative.
Juneyao Air plans to introduce the aircraft on domestic routes from Shanghai to Shenzhen, Sanya, Chengdu and Chongqing. The 787s will be first aircraft on its fleet capable of handling long-haul flights, as it currently has Airbus A320 and A321 planes. With the addition of 787s, it will be the key for the airline as it sets to launch its first transcontinental flights out of Shanghai next year.
In anticipation of the launch of its 787s, the airline has released a new promotional video below: