CDB Aviation Lease Finance, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing, has ordered 30 Boeing 737 MAXs. Pictured: Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Kevin McAllister, CDB Aviation Lease Finance president & CEO Peter Chang, Global Sales & Marketing VP-commercial airplanes Ihssane Mounir and Northeast Asia Sales VP Rick Anderson.
Emirates begins Athens-Newark service
Emirates Airline operated the first rotation of its controversial fifth-freedom Dubai-Athens-New York-Newark service March 13, following a weekend of protests by US airlines’ staff.
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