China Eastern Airlines has ordered 70 Airbus A320neo aircraft, making the Shanghai-based carrier the first Chinese airline to order the type. According to a filing released by China Eastern through the Shanghai Stock Exchange, the deal is worth $6.37 billion at current list prices. The aircraft are scheduled to be delivered from 2018 to 2020 and will be operated on short- and medium-haul routes. The deal, which still needs Chinese government approval, would enhance the carrier’s ...

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