Juneyao has agreed to buy ten 787-9's in its just signed MOU with Boeing. A long planned for wide body order is taking shape for the Chinese operator.
A quote from the news suggest Boeing sales is relentlessly pursuing the Far Eastern marketplace.
"Juneyao´s main base lies in Shanghai, where China Eastern Airlines is also based. The carrier currently operates 56 A320 family jets, largely on domestic services. Its only international routes are to points in Japan, South Korea and Thailand."
The mention of the fleet made up with the 56 A-320's is significant as the Boeing 787 shoe horns in on this exclusive Airbus customer, which may open the door for further Max orders and a future fleet change with Boeing could be achieved.
Jayenao is an Airbus Customer having all its 57 single aisle A-320's family.
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