Xiamen Airlines' rapid growth is a testament to the tremendous growth of China's airline business. In 1972, China established the Civil Aviation Administration of China ("CAAC") as the only player in aviation, with only nine registered aircraft in the fleet. At the end of 2012, China had more than 40 airlines, with an industry-wide fleet exceeding 2,000 aircraft.Boeing projects investments of nearly $800 billion in China for the purchase of 5,580 new commercial aircraft during the next 20 years. It would account for 16% of global demand, and reflects an average requirement of nearly 200 single-aisle and over 60 wide-body aircraft each year.
Xiamen Airlines Celebrates 100th Boeing Airplane In Its All-Boeing Fleet
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