China Eastern Airlines (Shanghai) on October 17, 2011 announced it was ordering 12 additional Airbus A330-200s and three A330-300s. Now that order appears to be in trouble due to the EU’s carbon emissions tax.
Today, Boeing issued the following statement:
“China Eastern Airlines has agreed to buy 20 Boeing 777-300 ERs (Extended Range), as the airline plans to expand its capacity to meet growing demand in Asia-Pacific and China, the most dynamic market for commercial airplanes.
The agreement requires Chinese Government approval, and Boeing looks forward to working with China Eastern Airlines to obtain approval, after which time the order will be posted to Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries Website.”
Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. China Eastern has retired the last Airbus A340-300 from scheduled service. The type operated the last revenue flight on April 20 between Honolulu and Shanghai (Pudong) with B-2384.
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