Hainan Airlines will operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on its routes between Manchester and Beijing.
From May 1, the Chinese carrier will use its flagship aircraft on the route, after upping the frequency of its flights from four per week to five.
Hainan’s 787’s are fitted with 36 business class flatbed seats and 177 economy seats.
Loic Gao, general manager for Hainan Airlines in Manchester, said: “We are very excited to see our very first Dreamliner landing at Manchester Airport from the May 1.”
Stephen Turner, commercial director for Manchester Airport, added: “Coupled with the news that they will be increasing frequency, it’s testament to how successful the route has been performing.”
Hainan Airlines’ expanded service will run from June 1.
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