Looking to reinforce their positions in an increasingly crowded domestic marketplace, Hainan Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Spring Airlines and China United Airlines, among others, are planning aircraft buys this year. China Southern Airlines and Air China set the orders in motion this week with commitments for 45 and 23 narrowbodies respectively. "As far as I know, almost every Chinese carrier intends to buy aircraft this year and we will announce our aircraft purchase very soon," Hainan ...

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