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Monday, January 11, 2016

Air China Sets Sights on International Expansion with New Boeing 777 Orders

Juliet Van Wagenen

Air China Boeing 777-300ER
Air China Boeing 777-300ER. Photo: Boeing

[Avionics Today 01-11-2016] Air China has ordered six additional Boeing 777-300ER jetliners with an order valued at more than $2 billion at current list prices. The order bolsters Air China’s long-haul wide-body fleet as it looks to expand its international network.

As China’s flag carrier, the airline continues to modernize its long-haul fleet to replace aging aircraft and plans to expand its growing network internationally. Air China currently operates a fleet of 174 Boeing airplanes, including nearly all current Boeing production models. With this new order, Air China will increase its unfilled airplane orders with Boeing to 90 units, which include orders for new 787-9 Dreamliners.


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