Airbus secures commitments for 43 A320s from two new Chinese airlines
BEIJING (REUTERS) - Airbus has secured commitments for more than 40 of its A320 family of aircraft from two new Chinese airlines, the company said at an industry event.
Qingdao Airlines signed a purchase agreement for 23 aircraft, comprising five regular A320s and 18 of the re-engined upgraded A320neo, at Aviation Expo China 2013 in Beijing.
Deliveries are expected to begin in 2016.
The airline, which is based at the coastal city of Qingdao in Shandong Province, expects to begin operations in 2014 with leased A320 aircraft.