China's three major airlines announced that they placed 320 orders from Airbus for the A249neo aircraft, worth 37 billion yuan (approximately $292 billion). In the statement made by Airbus, it was confirmed that China's three largest airlines, namely China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Air China, signed nearly 300 aircraft orders from Airbus.
In the statement made by the three companies mentioned, it was stated that this aircraft trade was in line with the market demand and was based on the confidence in the development of China's civil aviation industry.
“These new orders show our customers' trust in Airbus,” Airbus's Commercial Director for International Affairs, Christian Scherer, told the press. "The new orders are also a sign of the recovery trend in the Chinese aviation market," he said. As of the end of May, the number of Airbus aircraft owned and in service by local airline companies in the Chinese market exceeded 2.