China Eastern Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

With the type’s delivery, it has also taken the opportunity to introduce a new livery, with an updated logo featuring a swallow consisting of two letters – C and E – representing the carrier’s name, says Boeing.

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The airline will configure the aircraft with 316 seats across three classes: six in first, 52 in business and 258 in economy. This will be deployed on services from China to North America, with Los Angeles and New York being the region’s first destinations to receive the aircraft, starting November.

“We are delighted to introduce our first 777-300ER in China Eastern's new look in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the 777-300ER program,” adds airline chairman Liu Shaoyong. “The delivery not only marks a milestone in the long-standing business relationship between China Eastern and Boeing, but also signals the modernization of our world-class fleet and the enhancement of the competitiveness of our trans-Pacific routes.”

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Flightglobal’s Ascend Fleets database shows that the carrier’s first Boeing 777-300ER bears the registration B-2001 (MSN 43269). It has an 19 additional 777-300ERs on order.

Source: Cirium Dashboard