Air China signed a contract with Airbus to purchase 20 A330-200s, which are scheduled for delivery beginning next May. China Aviation Supplies Import and Export Group was involved in the deal by signing a GTA with Airbus. Air China President Li Jiaxiang said the new aircraft will help the carrier expand its fleet and open more international destinations. According to ATW's "World Airline Report," Air China currently operates a fleet of 83 aircraft consisting of both Airbus and Boeing models.

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