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China Southern Airlines places order for 40 Airbus planes

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Sept 22 (Reuters) - China Southern Airlines 600029.SS said on Thursday its unit will buy 40 A320NEO family aircraft from European planemaker Airbus AIR.PA for $4.85 billion.

Xiamen Airlines, which is majority owned by China Southern Airlines, will purchase the jets to be delivered between 2024 and 2027.

(Reporting by Harshita Swaminathan; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi)

((Harshita.Swaminathan@thomsonreuters.com;))

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