9 Air (Guangzhou) is China’s newest low-cost airline and is also a subsidiary of Juneyao Airlines (Shanghai). 9 Air is poised to become another all-Boeing operator in China with plans to finalize an order with Boeing for 50 Boeing 737s including the new 737 MAX. The new low-cost carrier plans to launch domestic services to meet growing air traffic demand in China later this year.
Boeing issued this statement:
Boeing is pleased that 9 Air has committed to 50 Boeing 737s, including Next-Generation 737s and 737 MAXs. The airline intends to introduce the world’s best-selling, 737 family of airplanes into its fleet as it prepares to launch revenue service later this year.
The order will be posted as such to Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website once all contingencies are cleared.
This is a victory for Boeing as the parent, Juneyao Airlines, is a loyal Airbus A320 operator.