10 years ago today, we delivered our first 777-300ER. Since that day when Air France took home the airplane, another 474 have been delivered to customers around the globe.
The first delivery of the 777-300ER. April 29, 2004.
The -300ER accounts for more than half of all 777 orders, and is a favorite among airlines and the flying public. It remains the undisputed market leader with the highest reliability (99.5%) and lowest operating cost per seat of any aircraft flying today.
The 777-300ER in flight.
Obviously, the 777-300ER will play a key role in our transition to the 777X. ANA’s commitment last month to buy both the 777-9X and additional 777-300ERs shows the value these airplanes bring to the market. It’s also part of our strategy to pair orders whenever it meets our customers’ needs.
The passenger experience on board the 777-300ER always gets high marks.
With a firm backlog of nearly 250 777-300ERs, continued strong customer demand and airplane availability this decade, this airplane is still the perfect choice for many airlines. What a decade!
To mark the 10 year milestone, 777 employees said ‘Happy Birthday’ to the airplane in many different languages. Check out the video below.