Hainan Airlines has announced it will now operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on its routes between Manchester and Beijing.
From May 1st, the Chinese carrier will use its flagship aircraft on the route.
This follows the news last month that they will also increase the frequency of its flights at Manchester from four per week to five.
The airline’s 787’s are fitted with 36 business class flatbed seats and 177 economy seats.
With state of the art technology, passengers will benefit from a quieter cabin and should feel more refreshed thanks to the better cabin pressure on board the aircraft.
Loic Gao, general manager, Hainan Airlines in Manchester, said: “We are very excited to see our very first Dreamliner landing at Manchester Airport from the May.
“Having announced our increased frequency, it makes perfect sense to operate the Manchester route with our flagship aircraft.”
Hainan Airlines’ expanded service will run from June 1st.
Stephen Turner, commercial director for Manchester Airport, said: “It’s great news that Hainan Airlines will be using their flagship aircraft on the Beijing service.
“Coupled with the news that they will be increasing frequency, it’s testament to how successful the route has been performing.”