Moscow. December 23. The largest in terms of fleet size, the Chinese airline China Southern Airlines buys 10 Airbus Group wide-bodied aircraft A330-300 total catalog value of $2.27 billion, reports Bloomberg.
The ships, capable of carrying from 295 to 440 passengers depending on configuration, will be delivered in the 2017-2019 years and increase the total number of seats in the aircraft by 4%.
The A330 became the first staroplzenecky aircraft manufactured by Airbus, deliveries of which exceeded 1 thousand units. The company previously announced the intention to build in Tianjin the company to perform the final work on the release liners of this model.
Assessment the main competitor of Airbus, the American Boeing, in the next 20 years China will need 6,33 thousand new aircraft worth about $950 billion According to the International air transport Association (IATA), China will become the largest aviation market by 2034 year.