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13-Nov-2013 10:31 AM

Xiamen Airlines and Boeing celebrate delivery of 100th aircraft to Xiamen Airlines

Xiamen Airlines and Boeing celebrated (13-Nov-2013) the 100th aircraft to join the China's only all-Boeing carrier. Formed in 1984 as China's first JV between CAAC and a municipal government, Xiamen Airlines started services in 1985 with two 737-200s serving three cities. The carrier has grown into China's sixth largest carrier serving 218 domestic routes and 26 international and regional routes. With this latest delivery of a 737-800, Xiamen Airlines' fleet now consists of 100 aircraft: 17 737-700s, 77 737-800s and six 757-200s. Xiamen Airlines president and chairman Che Shanglun said, "Having an all-Boeing fleet is a key component in our growth strategy and our ability to achieve 26 consecutive years of profitability". As part of Xiamen Airlines' 12th five-year plan ending 2015, the carrier plans to grow its operational fleet to 136 aircraft including six 787s. [more - original PR]

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