China Airlines orders 6 Boeing 777s
Dec 26, 2012 (Menafn - AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION via COMTEX) --US airframer Boeing BA and Taiwan-based carrier China Airlines have announced an order for six 777-300ERs (Extended Range) airplanes, Boeing said.
According to Boeing, theorder is valued at approximately USD 2bn at list prices. The new airplanes will become the first 777s to join China Airlines' fleet.
China Air Lines president Huang-Hsiang Sun said that the introduction of the 777-300ER into the CAL fleet is another step toward growing the carrier's global operations and enhancing its product offering.
The new 777-300ER airplanes will feature new interiors, he added.
China Air Lines 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.
The Boeing 777 programme has enjoyed a record of 200 airplane orders in 2011, said Boeing.
In addition to the Boeing order for six 777-300ERs, China Airlines also will lease four 777-300ERs from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS).
China Airlines currently operates 23 Boeing passenger airplanes consisting of 747-400s and 737-800s, and 21 Boeing cargo aircraft consisting of 747-400F's.
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