The absorption of the 767s into the China Eastern fleet created the odd scenario where China Eastern was operating both the A300 and the 767. A similar situation also occurred at China Southern after its acquisition of China Northern. It does however appear that the trio of 767s remained firmly within the remit of the Yunnan branch office. The 767s remained in service operating from Kunming until replacement by A330-200s in 2011/2012 at about the same time as China Eastern Yunnan Airlines was formed to takeover the Kunming based operations formerly flown by China Yunnan.
China Eastern Boeing 767-3W0ER B-5001
MSN / LN: 28264 / 644
Delivery Date : 04/03
Sale Date: 06/12
Of the three 767s B-2569 joined MIAT Mongolian as JU-1011 in May 2011. She was joined briefly by B-5001 in 2012, which became JU-1012, however she was returned to China Eastern. B-2568 joined Orient Thai as HS-BKA in September 2011. B-5001 later joined her other sister at Orient Thai as HS-BKE. Both aircraft were leased to Saudi Arabian for Hadj charters but BKE came a cropper in their service. In January 2014 she was damaged beyond repair following a landing accident at Medina.
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