China Southern Airlines has agreed to lease five Boeing 787-9s from Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The aircraft have already been ordered from Boeing by ALC and are due to be delivered in 2019 and 2020.
China Southern has previously ordered twelve 787-9s directly from Boeing with delivery due to begin in 2018. They have have also agreed a seperate lease del with AerCap for three more 787-9s leading to a planned fleet of twenty aircraft. The airline currently operates ten 787-8s.