Wuhan Airlines Takes Delivery of Boeing 737-300

Wuhan Airlines took delivery today of a Boeing 737-300 jetliner, bringing the total number of Boeing 737-300s operated by the carrier to four.

The airline is based in Wuhan, the capital city of China's Hubei province, and flies to 35 cities throughout China. Wuhan Airlines currently operates three 737-300s on lease from International Lease Finance Corporation.

At a delivery ceremony at Boeing Field International in Seattle, Wuhan Airlines General Manager Cheng-Yao Kun said, "I am very appreciative of Boeing's support for my airline since 1993, when we took delivery of our first 737-300."

The 737-300 is one of the world's most popular jetliners, with more than 1,000 delivered to customers from around the world. It seats 128 to 149 passengers in conventional configurations and flies short-range and medium-range routes up to 2,300 nautical miles (2,645 statute miles).

Wuhan Airlines was founded in May 1986 during the period of economic reforms in China. The city of Wuhan has been designated as one of China's economic development zones.