With proliferating subsidiaries and an unusual eagerness to open long, thin routes, Hainan Airlines always seemed the most likely home for many of the Airbus A330s the Chinese government ordered in return for Airbus setting up a completion center in-country. And so it proves to be. The carrier will take 20 of the 45 current-production A330s that the government signed for on June 30. China Aviation Supplies, the agency that buys aircraft in bulk for Chinese airlines, has also allocated 15 of ...

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