Chinese airline signs order for six Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Staff writerAugust 26, 2013 

Xiamen Airlines 787


An order for six Boeing 787 Dreamliners, more than two years in the making, was finalized Monday, Boeing announced.

The customer is China's Xiamen Airlines, which plans to use the twin-engine, composite-bodied planes to open up new routes to America and Australia.

The first of Xiamen's Dreamliners will be delivered next year.

The all-Boeing Chinese airline first announced its intent to order the Dreamliners in May 2011, but winning government approval took more than two years. At list prices, the order is worth $1.27 billion, but airlines typically negotiate discounts.

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