Air China has finalised an order that will see it purchase six additional B777-300ERs from Boeing.
The order, valued at more than US$2 billion at current list prices, is part of the Star Alliance member’s plan to expand its international network and bolster its long-haul widebody fleet.
Boeing enjoys a close relationship with Air China – the Chinese carrier currently also holds substantial unfilled orders with the American manufacturer for B737-800 and B787-9 aircraft.
Air China currently operates a fleet of 20 B777-300ERs in a three-class configuration, with eights seats in first, 42 in business and 263 in economy.
“The 777-300ER has consistently proved its value as a long-haul flagship for our customers around the world, making it the preferred choice for Air China’s international expansion,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president, Northeast Asia Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
“This order reflects the strength of our decades-long relationship with Air China and we look forward to partnering with Air China on additional opportunities in the future.”