Boeing delivered 60 B777-300 airliners
between 1998 and 2006. Most of the original buyers still hold on to
those airliners in 2014. It seems 60 of those 60 are still in service in 2014, as follows:
12 by Emirates
12 by Cathey Pacific
(398 seats) A350-1000 is the replacement aircraft
7 by Japan Airlines
7 by All Nippon Airways
7 by Singapore airlines
6 by Thai
5 by Transaero
4 by Korean Air
The 777-300 was developed with the 777-200(ER)
, but has less range.
From 2004 the 777-300ER
got the capacity and range together.
Remarkable is that all airlines buying and flying these big medium range
jets are based in Asia. Probably there are too few city pairs in Asia
to connect in 2014 to have several daily 737 or A320 do the job. Just
like there is Widebody service to Perth in Australia in 2014.
So the 777-300 had the capacity of a 747 but lacked the range. Once Boeing brought the 777-300ER
to the market in 2004, airlines bought it massively to replace the 747-400
. By the end of 2014 almost all 747 had gone.
A good alternative to Asian carriers for the B777-300 was the A330-300
Boeing in 2014