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Qingdao Airlines orders 23 A320 family aircraft

26-Sep-2013 10:23 AM

Qingdao Airlines, a newly established airline based in the Eastern Chinese coastal city of Qingdao, Shandong Province, selected (25-Sep-2013) the A320 family aircraft to build up its fleet. The airline has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for a total of 23 A320 family aircraft, including five A320ceo and 18 A320neo. The first delivery is expected to begin in 2016. The airline will start operation in 2014 with leased A320 aircraft. Qingdao Airlines president Xiao Liyuan said, "As a newly established airline, we need to have a thorough research before we make a decision on what aircraft to introduce to start operation and build up our brand new fleet. We pay much attention to the reliability, economics and cabin comfort of the aircraft and also take the potential for our further fleet expansion into consideration. We believe the Airbus A320 Family aircraft are the right choice". [more - original PR]