Shenzhen-based Donghai Airlines has finalised an order for five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $1.32bn at current list prices.
The Chinese carrier announced at July’s Farnborough International Airshow that it intended to order 25 737 MAX 8s and the five Dreamliners, with the former deal confirmed last month.
“Donghai Airlines has undergone steady development over the past 10 years since the beginning of our freighter operations in 2006,” said Wong Cho-Bau, Chairman, Donghai Airlines. “Under China’s One Belt One Road initiative, we will accelerate our fleet expansion plan to satisfy the rapidly growing air travel market and help build our home base Shenzhen as the transportation hub in southern China. Introducing these new next-generation airplanes that deliver the industry-leading fuel efficiency and passenger comfort in their segment market will be a key effort for us to fulfill the plan.”
Donghai Airlines currently operates 13 Boeing 737-800s with its fleet expected to reach 15 by the end of the year.