Chinese e-tailer expands cargo airline

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JD Logistics, the logistics arm of China’s largest retailer by revenue, is adding four additional Boeing 737-800 converted cargo aircraft to its private fleet to support growing demand for e-commerce and express delivery in, and around, China.

AerCap, the world’s largest aircraft lessor, announced Tuesday that it will deliver four used 737-800s, modified from passenger configuration for maindeck container transport, to JD Logistics this year. 

The aircraft will be based in Nantong, China,...

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