March 1, 2016 / 5:22 AM / 2 years ago

Airbus says expects China to need 5,400 new planes over next 20 years

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s aviation market, the world’s second largest, will need 5,400 airplanes over the next 20 years, Airbus said in a document provided to media on Tuesday.

Airbus' A320 planes are parked near the Airbus A320 family final assembly line in Tianjin, China, March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

The document was provided ahead of a ground-breaking ceremony in Tianjin for the Airbus A330 completion and delivery center.

Reporting By Fang Yan and Beijing Newsroom; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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