Thursday, March 27, 2008

Shandong Airlines to order 22 Boeing aircrafts

Shandong Airlines<200152>, partly owned by China's largest air carrier Air China<601111><753>, announced it would take delivery of 22 Boeing aircrafts between 2009 and 2013, it said in a statement to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

It has already won government approval to order six B737-700/800 planes next year. Meanwhile, it plans to purchase 16 more planes in 2012 and 2013, which is still subject to the regulatory approval.

The detailed purchase price of the airplanes has not been disclosed yet.

Shandong Airlines Co., Ltd, headquartered in east China's Shandong Province, was established in March, 1994. After over one decade's development, it merges as one of China's largest provincial air carriers. It currently has 37 planes, including B737 and CRJ aircrafts and operates more than 220 flight routes, covering more than 50 cities on the Mainland.

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