Juneyao, Boeing formalize MoU for 787-9s

Juneyao Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding with Boeing for 10 787-9s as part of its plans to go long-haul, the company said.

The airline said it expects to make a decision and firm the order in the middle of 2017, with the aircraft to be delivered starting in 2018. Juneyao said it would like to put its first widebodies into service on routes from North America to Shanghai.

Juneyao´s main base lies in Shanghai, where China Eastern Airlines is also based. The carrier currently operates 56 A320 family jets, largely on domestic services. Its only international routes are to points in Japan, South Korea and Thailand.