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

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

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

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.

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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