List of Boeing 777 operators

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A mostly white Boeing 777, with some red, green and black markings, of Emirates, in flight, facing left.
An Emirates 777-300ER. Emirates is the largest operator of the Boeing 777, having operated each 777 family variant;[1][2] the carrier has 48 –300ER models on order.[3][4]


The Boeing 777 is a long-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliner designed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes, the commercial business unit of Boeing. Commonly referred to as "Triple Seven",[5] it is the largest twinjet and the world's longest-range airliner.[6] The 777 can accommodate between 301 and 365 passengers in a three-class layout,[7] and has a range of 5,235 to 9,380 nautical miles (9,695 to 17,372 km), depending on the model. Developed in consultation with eight major airlines,[8] the 777 was designed to replace older wide-body airliners and bridge the capacity difference between the 767 and 747.

The 777 is produced in two fuselage lengths. The original 777-200 model first entered service in 1995, followed by the extended-range 777-200ER in 1997;[9] the stretched 777-300, which is 33.3 ft (10.1 m) longer, began service in 1998. The longer-range 777-300ER and 777-200LR variants entered service in 2004 and 2006, respectively, while a freighter version, the 777F, debuted in 2009.[9]

United Airlines first placed the 777 into commercial airline service in 1995. The most successful variant is the 777-300ER with 432 aircraft delivered and over 700 orders to date.[4] Emirates operates the largest 777 fleet, with 87 aircraft.[4]FedEx Express operates the largest fleet of the 777F cargo aircraft. As of August 2013, 1,467 Boeing 777s, of all variants, have been ordered, and 1223 have been delivered.[4]

Model summary[edit]

United Airlines placed the launch order for the 777 program on October 14, 1990 when it purchased 34 Pratt & Whitney PW4084-powered 777-200s valued at US$11 billion with options on an additional 34.[10][11] Subsequent versions of the 777, including the 777-200ER, 777-200LR, 777-300, 777-300ER, and 777F, have been launched by Air France, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). The following table lists milestone dates for each model of the aircraft.[12]

Model Launch order Launch customer Go-ahead Rollout Maiden flight Certification First Delivery Service entry
777-200 Oct 15, 1990 United Airlines Oct 29, 1990 Apr 9, 1994 Jun 12, 1994 Apr 19, 1995 May 15, 1995 Jun 7, 1995
777-200ER Jun 14, 1991 British Airways Oct 29, 1990 Sep 3, 1996 Oct 7, 1996 Jan 17, 1997 Feb 6, 1997 Feb 9, 1997
777-200LR Feb 27, 2000 Pakistan International Airlines Feb 29, 2000 Feb 15, 2005 Mar 8, 2005 Feb 2, 2006 Feb 27, 2006 Mar 3, 2006
777-300 Jun 14, 1995 Cathay Pacific Jun 26, 1995 Sep 8, 1997 Oct 16, 1997 May 4, 1998 May 21, 1998 May 27, 1998
777-300ER Mar 31, 2000 Air France Feb 29, 2000 Nov 14, 2002 Feb 24, 2003 Mar 16, 2004 Apr 29, 2004 May 10, 2004
777F May 24, 2005 Air France May 24, 2005 May 21, 2008 Jul 14, 2008 Feb 6, 2009 Feb 19, 2009 Feb 22, 2009

Current and future operators[edit]

The 777-200 entered into service with United Airlines on June 7, 1995 with its first flight from London Heathrow Airport to Dulles International Airport.[13] From day one, the 777 was awarded 180-minute ETOPS clearance by the Federal Aviation Administration, making it the first airliner to carry an ETOPS-180 clearance into service.[14] This would later be increased to 207 minutes by October 1996.note 1 British Airways placed the first model with General Electric GE90-77B engines into service on November 17, 1995.[15] The first Rolls-Royce Trent 877-powered aircraft was delivered to Thai Airways International on March 31, 1996, completing the introduction of the three power-plants initially developed for the airliner.[16]

In July 2009, Emirates surpassed Singapore Airlines as the biggest 777 operator, when the 78th aircraft was delivered.[17] Since 2010, Emirates is the largest Boeing 777 operator, with 146 aircraft;[18][18] the carrier began phasing out older −200s, −200ERs and −300s in February 2011,[19] but as of May 2011 has 47 additional −300ER orders scheduled for delivery.[4] Other primary operators are United Airlines (88),[18] Cathay Pacific (70), Air France (70)[18] and American Airlines (67). As of November 2011, 62 airline customers operate variants of the Boeing 777. The following table lists of active operators of the aircraft as of November 2011.[20]

Operators[4] 777-200 777-200ER 777-200LR 777-300 777-300ER 777F Total
Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight 1[citation needed] 1 2[citation needed]
Aeroflot 14[21] 14
AeroLogic 9 9
Aeroméxico 4 4
Air Austral 3 3
Air Canada 6 19 25
Air China 10 28 7 45
Air France 25 43 2 70
Air India 3 12 15
Air New Zealand 8 7 15
Air Peace 1 1
Alitalia 11 1 12
All Nippon Airways 11 12 7 22 52
American Airlines 47 20 67
Asiana Airlines 11 11
Austrian Airlines 5 5
Biman Bangladesh Airlines 2 4 6
British Airways 3 43 12 58
Cathay Pacific 5 12+5 order 53 70
Ceiba Intercontinental Airlines
operated by White Airways
1 1
China Airlines 10 10
China Cargo Airlines 6 6
China Eastern Airlines 6 - 6[22]
China Southern 7 9 12 28
Crystal Cruises 1 1[23]
Delta Air Lines 8 10 18
DHL Aviation
operated by Aero Logic
and Southern Air
13 13
EgyptAir 6 10
El Al 6 6
Emirates 10 12 110[24] 8 146
Ethiopian Airlines 6 4 6+4 order 16
Etihad Airways - 19 4 32
EuroAtlantic Airways 1 1
EVA Air 34 1 35
FedEx Express 19 19
Garuda Indonesia - 10 10
Iran Air _ - _ _ 15 order - 15
Iraqi Airways 1 1
Japan Airlines 15 11 7 13 46
Jet Airways 10 10
Jin Air[25] 4 4
KLM 15 14 29
Korean Air 14 4 22 12 52
Kuwait Airways 10 10
LATAM Brasil 12[citation needed] 12
Lufthansa Cargo 5 5
Med-View Airlines
operated by EuroAtlantic Airways
1 1
Mid East Jet 1[26] 1
NokScoot 3 3
Nordwind Airlines 3 2 5
Omni Air International 3 3
Pakistan International Airlines 6 2 3 11
Philippine Airlines 10 10
Privilege Style 1[27] 1
Qatar Airways 9 25 5 39[28]
Saudia 23 25 4 52
Singapore Airlines 11 12 7 27 57
Southern Air 4 4
Swiss International Air Lines
9 9
TAAG Angola Airlines 3 5 8
Thai Airways 8 6 6 14[citation needed] 34
Turkish Airlines 33[29] 1 34
Turkmenistan Airlines 2 2
Ukraine International Airlines - 1 + 3 order - 1
United Airlines 19 55 17+1 order 91
Virgin Australia 5 5
Volga-Dnepr Airlines - 29[30] 29
White Airways 1 1
Total 85 382 56 55 566 105 1,237
  •   Original 777-200 launch customers, the first to take delivery, and part of the "Working Together" 777 design team.

Orders and deliveries[edit]

Former operators[edit]

This is a list of previous 777 operators or of its different variants:

  •   Current operators of other versions (^).
  •   Defunct airlines (double-dagger).
Operators[4] 777-200 777-200ER 777-200LR 777-300 777-300ER 777F Total
Aeroflot ^ 2[31] 2
Air Algerie 2[32] 2
Air Austral ^ 3 2 5[33]
Air Europe (Italy) double-dagger 2[34] 2
Air India ^ 1 3 3[35]
Air Madagascar 1[36] 1
China Southern Airlines ^ 6[37] 6
Continental Airlines double-dagger 20[38] 20
Emirates ^ 3[39] 6[40] 9
Etihad Airways ^ - - 5 - - - 5
Fiji Airways 1[41] 1
Finnair 1 1[42]
Gulf Air 4[43] 4
Japan Airlines Domestic double-dagger 7[44] 7
Japan Air System double-dagger
7[45] 7
Kenya Airways 4 3 7[46]
Khalifa Airways double-dagger 2[47] 2
Kuwait Airways ^ 2 2
LAN Cargo double-dagger 3 3
Lauda Air double-dagger 3[48] 3
Malaysia Airlines 17 17[49]
Orenair double-dagger 3 3[50]
Royal Brunei Airlines 6[51] 6
Saudi Oger 1[52] 1
Scoot 6[53] 6
Thai Airways ^ 2[54] 2
TNT Airways ^ 3 3
Transaero double-dagger 2 7 4 13[55]
Varig double-dagger 4 4 8[56]
Vietnam Airlines 8 8
VIM Airlines 10 2 12

References[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ 180-minute ETOPS approval was granted to the General Electric GE90-powered 777 on October 3, 1996, and to the Rolls-Royce Trent 800-powered 777 on October 10, 1996.
Citations
  1. ^ "Boeing, Emirates Announce Order for 30 Boeing 777-300ERs". Boeing. July 19, 2010. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Emirates Places Order for 42 Boeing 777s" (Press release). Boeing. November 29, 2010. Retrieved January 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ Boeing, Emirates Announce Historic Order for 50 777-300ERs Archived 2011-11-17 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "777 Model Summary". Boeing. March 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Robertson, David (March 13, 2009). "Workhorse jet has been huge success with airlines that want to cut costs". The Times. UK. Retrieved March 20, 2009. 
  6. ^ Grantham, Russell (February 29, 2008). "Delta's new Boeing 777 can fly farther, carry more". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved June 30, 2009. 
  7. ^ "777 Interior Arrangements". Boeing. Retrieved January 12, 2011. 
  8. ^ Birtles 1998, pp. 13–16
  9. ^ a b "The Boeing 777 Program Background". Boeing. Archived from the original on June 8, 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2011. 
  10. ^ Norris & Wagner 1999, p. 132
  11. ^ "Business Notes: Aircraft". Time. October 29, 1990. Retrieved July 19, 2008. 
  12. ^ "Boeing 777 Program Background". Boeing. Archived from the original on June 8, 2009. Retrieved September 23, 2011. 
  13. ^ Birtles 1998, p. 80
  14. ^ Norris & Wagner 1999, p. 139
  15. ^ Norris & Wagner 1999, p. 143
  16. ^ Eden 2008, p. 115
  17. ^ "Emirates becomes largest Boeing 777 operator". Business Standard. July 31, 2009. Retrieved January 13, 2011. 
  18. ^ a b c d "World Airliner Census". Flight International, August 24–30, 2010. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "FI10" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  19. ^ Kingsley-Jones, Max (June 22, 2010). "Emirates talks to Boeing about 777 successor and hints at more big orders". Flight International. Retrieved January 7, 2011. 
  20. ^ "World Airliner Census 2012" (PDF). Flight International. August 2012. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  21. ^ http://www.aeroflot.ru/cms/en/flight/plane_park
  22. ^ https://d1fmezig7cekam.cloudfront.net/VPP/Global/Flight/Airline%20Business/AB%20home/Edit/WorldAirlinerCensus2015.pdf
  23. ^ Crystal Cruises acquires 777LR BBJ
  24. ^ http://www.emirates.com/english/flying/our_fleet/boeing_777_300ER.aspx
  25. ^ Jin Air to fly long haul
  26. ^ Mideast Jet fleet
  27. ^ Privilege style lease a 777 9in Spanish)
  28. ^ http://www.qatarairways.com/global/en/our-fleet.page/
  29. ^ http://www.turkishairlines.com/en-us/travel-information/turkish-airlines-passenger-cargo-airbus-boeing-all-flight-fleet
  30. ^ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-17/boeing-in-10-billion-freighter-sale-to-russia-s-volga-dnepr
  31. ^ Aeroflot historic fleet Archived 2014-03-16 at the Wayback Machine.
  32. ^ Air Algerie historic fleet
  33. ^ Air Austral fleet at airfleets.com
  34. ^ Air Europe historic fleet Archived 2007-12-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  35. ^ Air India historic fleet Archived 2012-06-13 at the Wayback Machine.
  36. ^ Air Madagascar historic fleet[permanent dead link]
  37. ^ China Southern moves forward last 777-200ER flight
  38. ^ Continental historic fleet Archived 2008-05-11 at the Wayback Machine.
  39. ^ Emirates at Airfleets
  40. ^ Emirates fleet
  41. ^ Air Pacific lease temporary plane
  42. ^ Finnair 777 lease info at Skyliner Aviation
  43. ^ Gulf Air historic fleet
  44. ^ JAL Domestic historic fleet[permanent dead link]
  45. ^ JAS historic fleet Archived 2014-03-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  46. ^ Kenya Airways at Airfleets
  47. ^ Khalifa Airways historic fleet Archived 2013-12-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  48. ^ Lauda historic fleet Archived 2015-06-01 at the Wayback Machine.
  49. ^ Malaysia Airlines fleet at Airfleets
  50. ^ Orenair fleet at Airfleets
  51. ^ Royal Brunei historic fleet[permanent dead link]
  52. ^ Saudi Oger historic fleet Archived 2014-08-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  53. ^ Saudi Oger historic fleet Archived 2014-08-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  54. ^ Thao historic fleet
  55. ^ Transaero at Airfleets
  56. ^ Varig Aeroflot historic fleet Archived 2013-10-23 at the Wayback Machine.
Bibliography
  • Birtles, Philip (1998). Boeing 777, Jetliner for a New Century. St. Paul, Minnesota: Motorbooks International. ISBN 0-7603-0581-1. 
  • Eden, Paul, ed. (2008). Civil Aircraft Today: The World's Most Successful Commercial Aircraft. London: Amber Books Ltd. ISBN 1-84509-324-0. 
  • Norris, Guy; Mark Wagner (1999). Modern Boeing Jetliners. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Zenith Imprint. ISBN 0-7603-0717-2. 

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