China Southern Airlines has ordered 40 Airbus planes

China Southern Airlines has ordered 40 Airbus planes

(Reuters) – China Southern Airlines Co., Ltd. said Thursday that its unit has placed an order with Airbus SE (OTC): for 40 A320neo aircraft worth $4.85 billion.

The deal comes months after three Chinese state airlines placed an apparently coordinated order for about 300 Airbus planes, the largest order by Chinese airlines since the pandemic.

Boeing (NYSE) President Dave Calhoun said earlier this week that the outlook for selling aircraft to China in the next year or two was negative. The 737 Max has not been commercially launched in China since March 2019, when it was grounded after two fatal crashes.

The Airbus deal follows China Southern Airlines’ August order for 96 A320neo family aircraft worth $12.25 billion. (https://

The aircraft will be delivered to Xiamen Airlines, which is largely owned by China Southern Airlines, between 2024 and 2027.

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