Date
11 December 2017
The new planes will boost China Eastern's capacity by 13 percent. Photo: Bloomberg
The new planes will boost China Eastern's capacity by 13 percent. Photo: Bloomberg

China Eastern to buy 80 Boeing jets

China Eastern Airlines (00670.HK, 600115.CN) has agreed to buy 80 airplanes from Boeing for US$7.39 billion, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

The planes, consisting mostly of the energy-efficient B737 MAX model, are expected to boost the airline’s transport capacity by 13 percent, the report said.

The planes will be delivered between 2016 and 2020, it added.

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