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Airbus, Boeing get boost from Asian carriers

Asia's airlines placing new orders at Farnborough Air Show as economic growth spurs demand for new routes and extra frequencies

An Airbus A350 aircraft taxiing on the opening day of the Farnborough International Airshow 2016 on Monday. Boeing and Airbus were united in suggesting that recent economic turmoil, from Britain's vote to leave the European Union to a commodities crash, will do nothing to dent long-term sales prospects.


ASIA'S hunger for travel gave a lift to Airbus Group and Boeing Co on Day 1 of the Farnborough Air Show. Carriers in China and Vietnam ordered new planes while those in India and Malaysia are zeroing in on the manufacturers' workhorse single-aisle jets.

Xiamen Airlines