Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines, which launched non-stop flights between Beijing and Chicago from September 3, will use Boeing 787 Dreamliners on the route in November, followed by daily flights on the route next year.
The Beijing-Chicago O’Hare flights currently use Airbus A340 aircraft and operate twice per week – on Tuesdays and Sundays.
The airline plans to increase the flight-frequency on the route to four times per week from December and daily from June 2014 according to its official press release.
The Dreamliners will offer 36 flatbed business class seats in a 2-2-2 layout and 177 economy seats in a 3-3-3 layout. Each seat will have a 15-inch touch screen display and a power outlet.
In North America, Hainan Airlines currently also offers flights to Beijing from Toronto and Seattle/Tacoma. The airline is planning to introduce Dreamliners on these routes as well.