Boeing has delivered a 777-300ER to Air China, featuring a livery with 40 smiling faces of Chinese people, selected through a social media campaign.
The unusual livery is meant to mark the 40th anniversary of Boeing in China, and the role that the Chinese aviation industry has played in bringing China to the world. the airline and manufacturer invited people through the most widely used social media platform in China to submit a smiling face with an inspiring message.
"We hope this special-livery airplane will bridge the connection to bring a smiling, confident and friendly China to the world," said Feng Run E, vice president of Air China.
The airplane is the tenth of 19 777-300ERs Air China has on order with Boeing. Air China will use the airplanes for route expansion, including direct routes to Frankfurt, London and Paris.