There are over 3,000 jetliners flying in China, across over 30 commercial customers. Boeing forecasts that the country will need 7,690 new aircraft by 2038, valued at $1.2 trillion.
Commenting on the news Che Shanglun, chairman of Xiamen Airlines said:
“We’re pleased to be a part of this historic delivery for Boeing and China. In our 34-year history of operations, Xiamen Airlines has steadily grown, doubling our fleet size over the past five years and achieving profits for 31 years in a row.
“Throughout that time, Boeing has been a valued partner in our growth and expansion by providing safe and reliable airplanes.”
Last month Boeing celebrated the delivery of its 787th Dreamliner aircraft worldwide, to Chinese carrier China Southern.