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China's big three airlines put off Boeing and Airbus deliveries

State carriers took every plane ordered from domestic maker COMAC

The big three Chinese carriers -- China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Air China -- held off on 58 planes from Boeing and 53 from Airbus in 2020. (Source photos by Reuters and Getty Images)

HONG KONG -- China's three major state-owned airlines put off delivery of over 100 aircraft from Boeing and Airbus last year -- but kept every single order from Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China, in a show of support for the domestic manufacturer during the coronavirus pandemic.

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