A new Boeing 777-300ER was officially added to the aircraft fleet of China Southern Airlines (CSAir) on Saturday, making it the first Chinese airline to have a fleet of 600.
The Guangzhou-based carrier is the now largest in Asia and the fifth largest worldwide, after Delta Airlines, United Airlines, FedEx and American Airlines.
The Boeing 777-300ER will be flying the Guangzhou-New York route. It is one of ten 777-300ERs ordered by CSAir to be delivered between 2014 and 2016.
The company estimates more than 91 million trips will be made on its planes in 2014.