Boeing and China Airlines have announced an order for six Boeing777-300ERs (Extended Range) airliners. The order is valued at approximately $2 billion at list prices and the new aircraft will become the first 777s to join China Airlines’ fleet.
Huang-Hsiang Sun, President of China Airlines commented: “The
introduction of the 777-300ER into our fleet is another important step toward growing our global operations and enhancing our product offering. The 777-300ER sets the standard for twin-aisle aircraft with improved reliability and performance. Our new 777-300ER s will feature new interiors that will enhance the flying experience for our passengers.”
Taiwan’s flag carrier is in the midst of renewing its long-haul fleet and plans to operate the new 777-300ERs on new transpacific flights between North America and Asia. China Airlines will configure its 777-300ERs to accommodate over 350 passengers in a three-class configuration and has a maximum range of 7,825 nautical miles (14,490 km).
In addition to the Boeing order for six 777-300ERs, China Airlines also
will lease four 777-300ERs from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS).