China Southern Airlines has announced a commitment to purchase 80 new Boeing 737s, including 30 7737NGs and 50 737 MAX jets. Meanwhile, UK leisure carrier Jet2.com has finalized a follow-on order for three additional 737-800s.

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On October 25, Japan Airlines will launch new daily services from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Guangzhou and Shanghai and will add a second daily round-trip from Haneda to Beijing. However, on the same day it will drop its Tokyo Narita-Guangzhou service and one of two daily Narita-Beijing round-trips.

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China Southern Airlines, Asia’s largest airline in fleet size and number of passengers carried, has taken delivery of the first of 10 Boeing 777-300ERs it has on order from Boeing.

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Xiamen Airlines has agreed to order 40 more Boeing 737-800s, the carrier planning to use the aircraft to launch more international routes to meet growing passenger traffic in the Asia-Pacific region and China.

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Boeing executives and more than 500 employees, suppliers, union representatives and government officials joined China Southern Airlines to celebrate the unveiling of the 4,000th Next-Generation 737 at a special event on April 13 at Boeing Field in Seattle.

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Boeing has confirmed that China Southern Airlines has agreed to buy 10 Boeing 777-300ERs, as the airline plans to expand its capacity to meet growing demand in the Asia-Pacific region and China.

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The agreements will allow both Chinese carriers to place their codes and flight numbers on Delta Air Lines-operated flights between Seattle and Beijing. In addition, China Eastern Airlines will place its code and flight numbers on Delta-operated flights between Detroit and Beijing.

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Embraer’s 100th aircraft for the Chinese market landed in China on October 31, marking a significant milestone for the Brazilian company’s presence in China. The aircraft is an Embraer 190, which will be operated by China Southern Air Holding Xinjiang Company.

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During a celebration ceremony on October 14 at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse, France, the first of five aircraft ordered by China Southern Airlines was handed over by Airbus President and CEO, Tom Enders, to China Southern Airlines Chairman, Si Xianmin.

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Embraer has delivered its 800th E-Jet, an Embraer 190 ordered by CDB Leasing Co., Ltd. for lease to China Southern Air Holding Xinjiang Company, a subsidiary of China Southern Airlines.

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CDB Leasing has ordered 20 Embraer 190s and taken options on 10 more for China Southern Air Holding Xinjiang Company, a branch of China Southern Airlines. China Southern’s Embraer 190s will fly in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in western China.

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The first A380 for China Southern Airlines has been rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Hamburg, as the carrier confirms it will add 20 leased Embraer 190s to its fleet.

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At two separate signing ceremonies in Beijing, CDB Leasing Co., Ltd. and Hebei Airlines Co., Ltd. have each signed firm orders for 10 Embraer 190s. CDB Leasing also signed a letter of intent for 10 more, while Hebei Airlines said it planned to order another five in the future.

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