PARIS (Reuters) – China’s ICBC Financial Leasing has firmed up an order for 80 Airbus <AIR.PA> A320-family jets worth $8.8 billion (£6.9 billion) at list prices, industry sources said on Monday.
The move is part of a buying spree from Asian lessors in the final hours of 2018 as Japanese-owned SMBC Aviation reached agreement for some 65 Airbus jets and Hong Kong-based China Aircraft Leasing (CALC) ordered 50 737 MAX from Boeing <BA.N>.
Airbus declined comment. ICBC was not immediately available for comment.
(Reporting by Tim Hepher; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)