Xiamen Airlines receives 100th Boeing aircraft

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Xiamen Airlines received its 100th Boeing aircraft, a 737-800, on 12 November.

With this addition, the carrier now operates 17 737-700s, 77 examples of the -800s and six 757-200s. Xiamen is the only Chinese airline which operates an all-Boeing fleet.

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"Having an all-Boeing fleet is a key component in our growth strategy and our ability to achieve 26 consecutive years of profitability," says Xiamen Airlines’ president and chairman Che Shanglun. "With excellent reliability, operational efficiency and range, the Boeing airplanes enable us to expand our network internationally."

As part of the airline’s 12th five-year plan, which ends in 2015, Xiamen Airlines plans to grow its operating fleet to 136 aircraft. The carrier has six Boeing 787-8s on order, the first two of which will be delivered in 2014, with the remaining deliveries to follow in 2015.