26-Sep-2013 11:30 AM

Zhejiang Loong Airlines signs MoU for 20 A320 family aircraft

Zhejiang Loong Airlines, an airline based in Hongzhou, signed (25-Sep-2013) a MoU for 20 A320 family aircraft, including 11 A320ceo and nine A320neo. The airline has recently been approved by the CAAC for passenger flight operation. Zhejiang Loong Airlines chairman Liu Qihong said, “The Airbus A320 Family aircraft is ideal for start up airlines with clear advantages in operational reliability, economics, cabin space and its commonality between different types of Airbus aircraft, which will help operators to reduce cost on training and maintenance. I believe the Airbus A320 aircraft will help us to achieve the goal of building intensive domestic and international networks around Hangzhou”. Zhejiang Loong plans to start business in 2013. Its passenger operation will start with domestic routes from Hangzhou to first tier airports like Chengdu, Chongqing, Shenzhen and Xi’an. The airline has the ambition to start regional and international routes in three to five years. [more - original PR]

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