Kunming Airlines commits to 10 737s

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore October 27, 2014 17:13

Kunming Airlines commits to 10 737s

Kunming Airlines has committed to purchase 10 737s, including four Next-Generation 737-700s and six 737 MAX airplanes.

The commitment, valued at $897 million at current list prices, is subject to the approval of the Chinese government and will be posted on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website once all contingencies are cleared.

“This commitment is a major step in our growth strategy,” said Xuan Yuen, CEO, Kunming Airlines. “The 737 is the backbone of our fleet and will continue to be in the future. These airplanes will further expand and improve our route network, contributing to our vision to build Yunnan’s gateway airport to be the forefront of the province’s economic development.”

“We are honored to partner with Kunming Airlines as they continue to strengthen their presence in the Yunnan province,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president, Northeast Asia Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “This commitment from Kunming Airlines represents a strong endorsement of the market-leading efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort of the 737 family of airplanes.”

Kunming Airlines, based at Changshui International Airport in the capital city of Yunnan province, began operations in 2009.  The carrier currently serves more than 25 cities across China by operating a fleet of 10 737-700s and five 737-800s.

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore October 27, 2014 17:13