B-2099 flies for China Southern Airlines, the airline with what I would call a cool retro look to their livery. We photographed this Boeing 777-300ER while plane spotting at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) on August 13, 2017.
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-2099, the Boeing 777-300ER model in general and the airline.
B-2099 China Southern Airlines Boeing 777-300ER Image Gallery
B-2099 took its first flight on January 16, 2014 and was delivered to China Southern Airlines on February 25, 2014. The Boeing 777-31BER is one of ten B773 aircraft currently in the China Southern fleet. The airliner is configured for a maximum total of 309 passengers with four seats in first class, 34 in business class, 44 in premium economy and 227 in economy class.
The first Boeing 777-300ER was introduced with Air France in 2004, nearly a decade after the original variant of the 777 entered service with United Airlines in 1995. The ER is for extended range and the 300ER can fly nearly 2,500 kilometres further than the base -300 with a flight range of 13,650 KM.
The B773 is 74 metres or 242 feet in length with a wingspan of 65 metres or 213 feet. At the tail, the airplane stands 19 metres or 61 feet in height. This means that the Boeing 777-300ER is ten feet longer than the iconic Boeing 747-400 with a wingspan that is two feet wider that the B744.
China Southern Airlines
China Southern Airlines was founded on July 1, 1988 and is headquartered in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. The airline has been a member of the SkyTeam Alliance since 2007 and was the eleventh of the now 20 members to join.
With a fleet of 528 airplanes (including 14 in their cargo division), China Southern flies to 208 destinations worldwide. The fleet is led by five Airbus A380-800 models with the Boeing 737-800 being the most numerous with 143 in the fleet and 13 more on order. Also on order, for deliveries starting beyond 2020 is the Chinese made Comac C919.