Boeing has confirmed that Air China has agreed to order two more Boeing 747-8 Intercontinentals, one additional 777-300ER and 20 737-800s.
In addition, Air China Cargo, a subsidiary of Air China, has agreed to buy eight Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft.
Air China, a member of Star Alliance, announced the planned order in a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange last week.
According to Boeing, Air China – which is China’s official flag carrier – plans to expand its capacity to meet growing demand in the Asia-Pacific region and China, the most dynamic market for commercial aircraft.
The order requires Chinese government approval. Once approved, Boeing will post the order will be posted to its Orders & Deliveries website.
“We’re very pleased that Air China has decided to add more 747-8 Intercontinentals, 777-300ERs and 737-800s to its expanding fleet and we are excited to introduce our super-efficient 777 Freighters to the Air China Cargo fleet,” says Ihssane Mounir, Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ vice president of sales and marketing for Northeast Asia.
“Our long and enduring partnership with Air China goes back to the airline’s beginning and we’re proud to be part of their success,” adds Mounir.