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Boeing names Xiamen Airlines as customer on 25-plane 737 order

Boeing names Xiamen Airlines as customer on 25-plane 737 order

Boeing Co. on Thursday named China's Xiamen Airlines as the customer that recently placed an order for 25 single-aisle 737 jets, with purchase rights for 10 more.
The order was added to Boeing's online orders and deliveries tally earlier this month but was attributed to an unidentified customer.
Boeing said the order was worth $1.9 billion (euro1.4 billion) at list prices, though airlines generally negotiate steep discounts.
Xiamen President Yang Guanghua said the new 737-800s will help the carrier to simplify its fleet, lower operating costs and boost returns for investors.
The companies announced the order as Boeing delivered a 737-800 that Xiamen ordered in December 2005.
As of the end of July, Boeing had received orders for more than 7,100 737s since the plane entered commercial service in 1968. The company has nearly 1,700 unfilled 737 orders worth more than $120 billion (euro88.17 billion) at list prices.