Boeing has delivered the 8,888th 737 to come off the production line to Xiamen Airlines. The airplane, a Next-Generation 737-800, features a special livery commemorating the airplane’s significance. Just as seven is considered a lucky number for Boeing, eight is considered to be a fortunate number in Chinese culture because it sounds similar to the word that means “prosperity” or “wealth.” “We are excited to celebrate this fantastic milestone with Boeing,” said Che Shanglun, president and chairman, Xiamen Airlines. “This milestone delivery comes at a good time to cater to strong travel demand over the upcoming Chinese Spring Festival period.
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