Air China orders 45 Boeings worth US$6.3bn

Air China has signed an order with Boeing for 15 777-300ERs (Extended Range) and 30 Next-Generation 737-800 jetliners, worth US$6.3 billion.Kong Dong, Chairman of Air China Limited said: “These airplanes are the most fuel efficient in their classes. The 777-300ER will be the backbone of our long-haul international fleet and the new 737-800 will support our hub build-up and our company’s domestic strategy.”

Air China, the national carrier of the People’s Republic of China, operates international and domestic scheduled passenger and cargo services and will use the airplanes to expand its international and domestic routes. The airline is one of the latest air carriers to become a full member of Star Alliance.

“Our long-standing and productive partnership with Air China goes back to the airline’s beginning and we’re proud to be part of their success,” said Rob Laird, vice president, China & East Asia Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.