World's first CIIE-themed airplane arrives in London

2020-08-30 05:21:44 GMT2020-08-30 13:21:44(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

The first China International Import Expo (CIIE)-themed airplane departing from east China's Shanghai has arrived at Heathrow Airport in London, according to a press release sent to Xinhua on Saturday.

The special CIIE-themed aircraft, landing in London on Thursday, was jointly launched by China Eastern Airlines (China Eastern) and China International Import Expo Bureau. Its maiden flight was completed on July 4, when the plane flew from Shanghai to Paris. London is the second destination of the airplane's global tour.

A Boeing 777-300ER jet, which is China Eastern's international long-haul flagship aircraft, was chosen as the world's first CIIE-themed airplane.

The dominant tones of the colored aircraft were the shades of yellow and blue, which are also the theme colors of the CIIE. Besides, the mascot of the CIIE, Jinbao, a cartoon image of a giant panda, was featured on the plane. The picture on the surface of plane shows Jinbao holding a four-leaf clover to express good wishes to people.

The third CIIE is slated to be held on Nov. 5-10 in Shanghai this year. China Eastern is a designated air carrier of the event.

The CIIE has offered various countries an open platform to display national images and enhance cooperation in international trade.