China Airlines finalises Boeing 787 order

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft
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China Airlines and Boeing have announced that the airline finalised an agreement for up to 24 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

The deal includes a firm order for 16 Boeing 787-9 with purchase options for eight additional 787 jets as well as conversion options to the larger 787-10 version. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2025.

China Airlines now has a total of 22 Boeing jets on order, including six Boeing 777F cargo aircraft. The new Boeing jets will join the airline’s existing fleet of ten 777-300ER airplanes, as well as Boeing 737, 777F and 747F jets.

Furthermore, the carrier’s fleet also consists of Airbus A330 and A350 aircraft. The A330-300s will be phased out after the introduction of the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Additionally, China Airlines operates Airbus A321neo jets. The airline received its first Airbus A321neo about one year ago.