China's Xiamen Airlines to buy Boeing 787s, seeking expansion
AFPNEW YORK -- China's Xiamen Airlines has finalized an order for six Boeing 787 Dreamliners to expand its long-haul international service, the companies announced Monday.
August 28, 2013, 11:55 am TWN
The order is worth US$1.3 billion at list prices.
Based in the city of Xiamen on the southeast China coast in Fujian Province, the airline currently serves southeast and northeast Asia.
But with the introduction of the 787 Dreamliners beginning in 2014, Xiamen Airlines said it planned to launch new long-haul routes from Fujian to Europe, North America and Australia.
Founded in 1984, Xiamen Airlines has booked profit for 27 consecutive years. It currently operates a fleet of 97 Boeing airplanes.