Leelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4284 times:
Xiamen Air To Defer 3 Boeing 787 Purchase; Retains Option
SHANGHAI (Dow Jones)--China Southern Airlines Co. (ZNH) said late Thursday Xiamen Airlines, its unit, has changed a purchase agreement with Boeing Co. .
Xiamen Airlines has agreed to buy six Boeing B737-800 aircraft, but will defer its original plan to purchase three B787 aircraft, Southern Airlines said in a statement posted on the Shanghai Stock Exchange Web site...
...It added that Xiamen Airlines retains the option to buy the three B787 aircraft in the future...
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21636 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4278 times:
Correct. Looks to me that though the Chinese government assigned 787s all over the place, Xiamen couldn't actually find anything to do with the 3 they were allocated. Maybe if China would use logic and not politics in allocating jets throughout the system, this wouldn't happen. Mixing 737s and 320s, 787 and 330s, etc. in the smaller carriers makes no sense...
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
Airbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8829 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3909 times:
Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 1): Mixing 737s and 320s, 787 and 330s, etc. in the smaller carriers makes no sense...
It makes no sense in the context of a typical standalone, privately operated airline. But in the context of the Chinese airline industry, each of the airlines is not a standalone, private airline. They are all one and the same, just with different paint job The pay check for the entire labor pool across all the airlines comes from the same exact bank account: the Chinese government's bank account.
Supa7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3522 times:
Yes China's fleet allocations are just bizarre! Look at China Southern...
2 747-400 (!)
Airbus A319, 320, 321, Boeing 737-300+500, etc. This stuff is crazy. Just a messed up fleet created by politics. Oh, and I forgot the fleet of 41 737NGs... And 28 757s. Just a wacked out, albeit pretty impressive fleet.