China's Xiamen Airlines has placed an order with Boeing for six 787 aircraft.

Xiamen will take delivery of the aircraft "in stages" between 2014 and 2015, the carrier said in a notice to the Hong Kong stock exchange.

No engine selection has been listed.

Xiamen said earlier this year that it planned to add at least four new widebodies to its fleet after 2014. The carrier operates an all-Boeing fleet of 68 737s and 757s.

Xiamen in 2006 became the first operator to cancel a firm 787 order. The airline had an order for three 787-8s, which was dropped from Boeing's net order book in 2006.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news