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Tibet Airlines to buy 3 Airbus A319 aircraft

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NEW YORK – Start-up Tibet Airlines will purchase three Airbus A319 aircraft, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Thursday.

NEW YORK – Start-up Tibet Airlines will purchase three Airbus A319 aircraft, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Thursday. Based on the average list price, the value of the purchase is $223.2 million, though bulk orders often come with discounts.

The single-aisle aircraft will be the first of a planned 20-jet fleet for the Lhasa-based airline, which is scheduled to launch operations in mid-2011, according to media reports.

Tibet Airlines will be the first carrier based in Tibet, a region of China, and intends to connect Lhasa to other regions in the country. State-owned Tibet Investment Co. holds a 51% stake in the carrier, according to China Business News. Airbus is a unit of the European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co

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