SEATTLE ( TheStreet) -- Boeing ( BA) said Air China plans to order four 777-300ERs (extended range), which have a total price value of $1.1 billion. Air China plans to use the airplanes to expand its international routes. "The 777-300ER will be the backbone of our long-haul international fleet," said Fan Cheng, vice president of Air China, in a statement. "The airplane's high-efficiency and performance features will enable Air China to launch more direct long-haul routes to meet the increasing demand of our passengers." -- Written by Joseph Woelfel >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Joseph Woelfel >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.