China Southern Airlines Orders 10 Airbus A330s
China Southern Airlines has signed a contract with Airbus today (9/06/05) in Beijing for the purchase of ten additional Airbus A330s, which comprises eight A330-300s and two A330-200s. China Aviation Supplies Import and Export Group (CASGC) was also involved in this deal by signing a GTA with Airbus. The ten A330 aircraft will be delivered from 2007 to 2008. China Southern Airlines already operates four A330-200s on domestic trunk and international routes.
Si Xianmin, President of China Southern Airlines, Li Hai, President of CASGC and Iain Gray, General Manager of Airbus, signed the contract and GTA in the Great Hall of the People this morning. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and British Prime Minister Tony Blair witnessed the signing ceremony.