Zhejiang Loong Airlines signs MoU for 20 A320s

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New carrier Zhejiang Loong Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for 20 Airbus A320s.

The MoU, if confirmed, would see the airline order 11 baseline A320s and nine A320neos.

The agreement was signed at the Aviation Expo China in Beijing by Airbus chief executive Fabrice Brégier and Liu Yi, the carrier’s president.

“I believe the Airbus A320 aircraft will help us to achieve the goal of building intensive domestic and international networks around Hangzhou,” says Zhejiang Loong Airlines chairman Liu Qihong.

Airbus says that the airline is planning to launch services this year with a focus initially on connecting Hangzhou to cities including Chengdu, Chongqing and Shenzhen. It also plans to expand into international routes over the next three to five years.