Chinese carrier Xiamen Airlines has placed an order for 10 737-800 aircraft with Boeing worth $960m at list prices.
Xiamen, a subsidiary of China Southern Airlines and an operator of an all-Boeing fleet, said the order for the new aircraft was driven by growing passenger demand.
The carrier expects to take delivery of the aircraft between 2017 and 2018. The latest order is in addition to a commitment for 30 737MAX Xiamen placed in December 2015.
Ihssane Mounir, senior vice-president of Northeast Asia Sales at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said the narrowbody will play “an important role” in Xiamen’s fleet expansion.