Xiamen Airlines in China has firmed an order for 30 Boeing 737MAX jets valued at US$3.6 billion at list prices, which include 20 Max 8s and 10 Maxs 10 on Wednesday.
China Southern Airlines, the parent company of Xiamen Airlines said five MAX8s will be added to Xiamen’s fleet in 2019, followed by seven in 2020 and eight in 2021. The 10 MAX10s will be received in 2021-20122.
Xiamen Airlines is an all-Boeing aircraft operator, has 139 B737-800s and 10 B737-700s in service. The airline made an order for 110 Boeing 737s, including the 30 737 Max aircraft, in December 2015, which will be delivered from 2019.
The Boeing recorded a 912 net orders after cancellations in 2017, while its rival Airbus received 1,109 jets.