16-Oct-2009 11:33 AM

China's airlines to purchase 243 aircraft this year, retire 46, for net increase of 197 aircraft

CAAC Secretary, Li Jiaxiang, stated China's airlines would purchase 243 aircraft this year and retire 46 aircraft for a net increase of 197 aircraft (Sina, 11-Oct-2009). According to Mr Li, Chinese airlines would add between 150-200 aircraft each year over the next few years.