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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Xiamen Airlines Firms Boeing 787 Order

Chinese carrier Xiamen Airlines on Monday finalized a $1.3 billion order for six Boeing 787s originally placed in 2011. 
Xiamen, China's only airline with an all-Boeing fleet, will begin introducing the new 787s into its fleet next year. The carrier plans on using the aircraft on new long-haul routes to destinations in Europe, North America and Australia. 
"Adding 787s to our all-Boeing fleet is a strategic decision to facilitate our international expansion plans," said Che Shanglun, president and CEO of Xiamen Airlines.

The airline is scheduled to take delivery of its 100th Boeing aircraft in November. 


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