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PICTURES: Juneyao takes first 787

Chinese carrier Juneyao Airlines has received its first Boeing 787, a milestone that also marks the end of Juneyao's status as an all-Airbus operator.

The company will use the aircraft, a 787-9 with registration B-1115, to expand its primarily-domestic Chinese network to include new international destinations in Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea, says a Boeing media release.

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Juneyao's first 787

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"This delivery is our airline's biggest milestone and marks a big step toward expanding our network in China and beyond," Juneyao chairman Wang Junjin says in the release. "The 787-9 Dreamliner will play a key role in our global business growth."

Privately-owned, Shanghai-based Juneyao has orders for another four 787-9s, with deliveries scheduled through the end of 2019, according to the Flight Fleets Analyzer database. The airline also has options to purchase five additional 787-9s.

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Juneyao's first 787 marks the end of its time as an all-Airbus airline

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Juneyao's 787-9s will have 324 seats, Fleets Analyzer shows.

Other than the single 787, Juneyao operates 41 A320s and 27 A321s, data shows.

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