China Postal Airlines to buy 10 Boeing 737 airplane
"This is a historic order both for China Postal and Boeing," said Yufeng Li, president of China Postal Airlines, who signed the agreement with Boeing leaders at a ceremony today in Beijing.
The 737-800 is the first Next-Generation 737 that Boeing will offer for conversion. Through the 737 BCF program, Boeing will support customers in the narrow-body freighter market, a segment of the freighter market growing quickly around the world.
China Postal Airlines joins Hangzhou-based YTO Airlines as a launch customer for the Boeing BCF program.
China Postal's agreement with Boeing – which also includes the purchase of seven Boeing 757-200s that the airline plans to convert into freighters – marks the largest purchase order in the airline's history. ■