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Thu, 3 November 2016

Donghai Airlines Finalizes Order for Five Boeing 787-9s

Donghai Airlines has finalized an order with Boeing for five B787-9 Dreamliners, valued at US$1.32 billion at current list prices.

 Shenzhen-based Donghai Airlines announced its intent to order 25 737 MAX 8s and five 787-9 Dreamliners in July at the Farnborough International Airshow.

"Donghai Airlines has undergone steady development over the past 10 years since the beginning of our freighter operations in 2006," said Wong Cho-Bau, Chairman, Donghai Airlines. "Under China's One Belt One Road initiative, we will accelerate our fleet expansion plan to satisfy the rapidly growing air travel market and help build our home base Shenzhen as the transportation hub in southern China. Introducing these new next-generation airplanes that deliver the industry-leading fuel efficiency and passenger comfort in their segment market will be a key effort for us to fulfill the plan."

The 787-9 Dreamliner can fly 290 passengers up to 14,140 kilometers in a typical two-class configuration.

Donghai Airlines started freighter operations in 2006. The carrier expanded to offer passenger services in 2014. 

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