Air China expands fleet

AIR China has acquired five Boeing 747-8 jet aircraft for US$1.54 billion to meet growing demand on international routes.

He Li, vice president of Air China, said: “The new, high-capacity Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental will deliver exceptional economics and a great flying experience to our customers.”

The state-owned carrier, which had 381 aircraft in operation as of end of last June, said the planes would increase its fleet capacity by about 6.6 per cent.

Air China expects to take delivery of the new aircraft in 2014 and 2015.

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