China Southern Airlines confirmed it will take 50 A320s as its allocation from the Chinese government's order of 150 A320 family aircraft booked in December, which enabled Airbus to pip Boeing in the order stakes (ATWOnline, Dec. 6, 2005). The third carrier to announce its allotment, China Southern's order is valued at $3.3 billion. It will take delivery in 2009 and 2010. Air China will take 24 A320s (ATWOnline, June 16) and China Eastern Airlines will take 30 (ATWOnline, June 28). A total ...

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