Air China Chairman Kong Dong stated the carrier plans to double its fleet to 700 aircraft by 2015 (Reuters, 06-Mar-2011). The carrier and its subsidiaries, including Shandong Airlines, operate a fleet of around 430 aircraft at present.
Air China to more than double fleet by 2015
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