Edited by Yang Jian. Subtitles by Yang Jian.
A long-haul passenger aircraft with China International Import Expo-themed livery landed at Hongqiao airport on the weekend.
The China Southern Airlines Airbus 330-300 took off from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and landed at Hongqiao International Airport on Saturday afternoon.
A water gate ceremony at Hongqiao celebrated the maiden flight of the CIIE-themed airliner.
The plane, jointly launched by the CIIE bureau and China Southern, is painted white and blue with white-and-yellow stripes. It also features the CIIE mascot, Jinbao, along with the Expo’s slogan "New Era, Shared Future."
The aircraft aims to promote the CIIE and attract participants from across the world, according to the airline. The aircraft will operate various domestic and international flights to promote and serve the CIIE.
On the maiden flight, the flight attendants launched quizzes about the CIIE and taught passengers to paint the CIIE mascot Jinbao.
The third CIIE will be held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center between November 5 and 10. China Southern will serve as a core supporting enterprise, air carrier, buyer and service provider, the Guangzhou-based carrier said. China Southern’s deals during the first and second CIIEs rank top among the nation’s top three carriers.
The Shanghai-based China Eastern has also unveiled passenger aircraft with CIIE-themed livery.
The China Southern Airlines Airbus 330-300 in CIIE-themed livery takes off from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.
The livery of the aircraft features the CIIE mascot, Jinbao, along with the Expo’s slogan "New Era, Shared Future."
Flight attends pose with the CIIE-themed aircraft.
CIIE-themed decoration in the cabin.
A flight attendant poses with Jinbo, the mascot of the CIIE.
Editor: Cai Wenjun