China Airlines receives its first Airbus A321neo

China Airlines Airbus A321neo aircraft
China Airlines receives its first Airbus A321neo Photo: © Airbus

China Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo. In total, the Taiwanese airline has ordered 25 aircraft of the latest generation aircraft, replacing the Boeing 737-800.

The Airbus is powered by Pratt & Whitney engines and can fly for as long as seven hours. China Airlines has chosen a two-class layout, offering space for up to 180 passengers. Additionally, the A321neo is equipped with a Cargo Loading System, allowing the airline to simultaneously transport passengers and cargo.

China Airlines is a member of the Skyteam airline alliance and serves numerous destinations in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. It currently operates a fleet of 86 aircraft, ranging from Boeing 737-800 to Airbus A350-900. The Taiwanese Parliament recently decided to rebrand the national airline in the near future.