One of a growing number of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in the China Southern Airlines fleet, we photographed B-2048 while plane spotting at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) on January 1, 2018. Currently, it’s just the B77W aircraft that CSAir flies to Toronto. We can only hope in the future, they send one of their Airbus A380-800 models.
For full-size, high resolution versions of any of the photos in the image gallery, simply click on the individual pictures. See below for more detailed information on B-2048, the Boeing 777-300ER model in general and the airline.
B-2048 China Southern Airlines Boeing 777-300ER Image Gallery
B-2048 took its first flight on June 26, 2014 and was delivered to China Southern Airlines on July 23, 2014. The Boeing 777-31BER is configured for a maximum total of 309 passengers with four seats in first class, 34 in business class, 44 more in premium economy and 227 seats in economy class. As mentioned, this is one of ten B77W aircraft currently in the CSAir fleet with eight more to be delivered between 2019 and 2020.
The first Boeing 777-300ER was delivered in 2004 to Air France, nearly a decade after the initial 777 variant entered service with United Airlines in 1995. The ER is for extended range and this aircraft can fly 13,650 kilometres in a single flight.
The B77W is 74 metres or 242 feet in length, making it ten feet longer than the iconic Boeing 747-400. The wingspan is 65 metres or 213 feet. At the tail, the aircraft stands 19 metres or 61 feet in height.
China Southern Airlines
China Southern Airlines was founded on July 1, 1988 and is headquartered at Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. CSAir was the eleventh member to join the SkyTeam Alliance, joining in 2007. There are now 20 full members airlines in the alliance.
The airline has a fleet of nearly 550 aircraft (including the 14 planes in their cargo division). China Southern flies to 208 destinations around the world. The most numerous airliner found in the fleet is the Boeing 737-800 with 154. They are one of a select few airlines flying Airbus A380-800 variants with five in service.