Xiamen Airlines (MF) has committed to purchasing 40 Boeing Next-Generation 737-800s. The order, which is valued at $3.5 billion at list prices, requires Chinese government approval. Boeing, which announced the agreement late Friday, said the order would be logged after approval is granted. MF, a privately owned subsidiary of China Southern Airlines, plans to use the aircraft for more international routes to meet growing passenger traffic in Asia-Pacific and China (ATW Daily News, Jan. ...

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