China has today disclosed
plans to acquire 15 Boeing 777s and 30 Boeing 737s from the US
carrier, in a statement to the Hong Kong
stock exchange, says its board of directors has approved a Boeing aircraft
purchase agreement covering the 45 aircraft.
of the aircraft will begin in early 2011 and run until 2015. It does not
specify which 777 and 737 models are covered under the deal.
says an extraordinary general meeting will be convened to approve the deal.
already operates a large fleet of Boeing 737s – a mix of -300/600/700/800s –
and ten 777-200s.
month the carrier’s board approved the acquisition of 20 Airbus A330s for
delivery from 2011.