quarta-feira, 24 de agosto de 2016
Xiamen Airlines to Fly 787-9 to New York Next February
Xiamen Airlines will launch a non-stop service between Fuzhou and New York in February 2017.
The Xiamen-based carrier said it will operate the New York Service thrice weekly from February 15, 2017, using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which features a three-class configuration with four seats in first, 18 in business and 215 in economy.
Flight MF849 is scheduled to depart Fuzhou at 9:15 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and arrive in New York JFK at 10:55 a.m. The return flight, MF850, will take off from New York at 12:55 p.m. and touch back down in Fuzhou at 5:00 p.m. the following day (all local time).
Reservations for the new service have opened and fares are now available for purchase, the airline said in a statement.
New York will become Xiamen Airlines' second U.S. destination after Seattle, which the carrier is set to launch from Shenzhen on September 26. These represent the latest series of long-haul destinations -- after Amsterdam and Vancouver -- that the Skyteam carrier has started serving since the arrival of the 787 Dreamliner.
Xiamen Airlines is expected to take delivery of its first 787-9 in December 2016.
By Lena Ge, China Aviation Daily