China orders aircraft from Boeing

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China Southern Airlines has ordered 55 additional Next-Generation 737-700s and 737-800s from Boeing in a contract valued at $3.8bn at list prices.

The latest order adds to the Chinese carrier’s existing fleet of 129 737s, with 14 more 737s yet to be delivered from previous orders.

‘Boeing and China Southern Airlines have been working together for nearly two decades,’ said Rob Laird, vice-president of Sales/China, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ‘China's aviation future is very strong and we believe the Boeing 737 family will continue to play a pivotal role in the development of its domestic networks.’

As the largest airline in China for the past 23 years, China Southern Airlines connects a growing list of major business and vacation destinations served in China and around the world, including Beijing, Amsterdam, Los Angeles and Melbourne.