Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) has issued this statement concerning China Eastern Airlines (Shanghai) intent to finalize a deal for 50 Boeing 737-800s:
Boeing is delighted with China Eastern Airlines’ decision to purchase 50 Next-Generation 737-800s as stated in their public disclosure to the Hong Kong stock exchange.
The airplanes will be operated by China United Airlines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the China Eastern Airlines, and other branches and subsidiaries of the carrier.
The order will be posted on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website once all contingencies are cleared.
Copyright Photo: Ivan K. Nishimura/Blue Wave Group/AirlinersGallery.com. China Eastern’s Boeing 737-89P B-5689 (msn 41512) passed through Honolulu on delivery painted in the new 2014 livery.