Boeing and Donghai Airlines announced the finalization of an order for five 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $1.32 billion at current list prices.
Shenzhen-based Donghai Airlines previously informed its intent to order 25 737 MAX 8s and five 787-9 Dreamliners in July 2016 at the Farnborough International Airshow.
Wong Cho-Bau, Chairman, Donghai Airlines, said: “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.”
Donghai Airlines started freighter operations in 2006. The carrier expanded to offer passenger services in 2014. Donghai Airlines currently has a fleet of 13 Boeing 737-800s serving for more than 10 cities across China. Donghai Airlines’ fleet is expected to reach 15 airplanes by the end of this year.