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Boeing 'delighted' with order from Chinese airline

Boeing today released the following statement on the purchase of 50 737s by Shandong Airlines:

Boeing is delighted with Shandong Airlines’ commitment to order 50 Boeing 737s, including 16 Next-Generation 737s and 34 737 MAXs. The airline plans to expand its capacity to meet growing demand in China and Northeast Asia, one of the most dynamic markets for commercial airplanes.

The order will be posted as such to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website once all contingencies are cleared.

“Our enduring partnership with Shandong Airlines goes back to the carrier’s beginning and we are proud the 737 has been part of their success,” said Ihssane Mounir, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Northeast Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We are pleased to see the Next-Generation 737 and 737 MAX continue to support Shandong Airlines’ growth.”

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