China Postal Airlines (CF, Nanjing) took delivery of its first B777-200F directly from Boeing on March 8, 2023.

B-221X (msn 67763) was ferried directly from Everett to Beijing Capital, Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows. It is the first of two units of the type that the cargo specialist is planning to add, with the second due in mid-April 2023. The B777 is its first widebody aircraft, and the first production freighter delivered direct from the manufacturer.

China Postal Airlines plans to use the B777 mainly for its future services to the United States. Pending certification, it plans to launch services from Nanjing to Chicago O'Hare in August 2023 and to Los Angeles International in March 2024, both via Anchorage Ted Stevens.

The ch-aviation fleets module shows that the airline's narrowbody fleet comprises seven B737-300(F)s, eight B737-400(F)s, seven B737-800(BCF)s, and seven B757-200(PCF)s. Last month, the carrier teamed up with Xiamen Airlines to add a further nine freighter aircraft, although it did not specify the types. It plans to use the additional aircraft for international growth.

China Postal Airlines is owned by China Postal Express & Logistics, which in turn is a subsidiary of state-owned China Post.