Xiamen Airlines has agreed to purchase 40 Boeing
The airline plans to use the airplanes
for more international routes to meet growing passenger traffic in
Asia Pacific and China.
The order, which is valued at $3.5 billion at
list prices, requires Chinese Government approval.
"Xiamen Airlines is a valued customer of the
Boeing Company and we are delighted that Xiamen has decided to add
to their expanding Next-Generation 737 fleet," said Ihssane Mounir,
vice president of Sales and Marketing for Greater China and Korea,
Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "This commitment from one of the
fastest growing airlines in the world is a testament to the
world's best-selling airplane and the many advantages the
Next-Generation 737 provides to the airline and its passengers."
Xiamen Airlines currently operates an all-Boeing
fleet of six 757 airplanes and 77 Next-Generation 737 airplanes.
The carrier plans to grow its operational fleet to 200 airplanes
by the end of year 2020.
The 737 can seat 162 passengers in dual
class and up to 189 passengers in a high density configuration.
Xiamen-based Xiamen Airlines is a
privately-owned subsidiary of China Southern Airlines.
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