China Airlines has unveiled the first of six Boeing 777 Freighters, officially becoming the 20th operator of the twin-aisle freighter. The 777 Freighter joins the airline amid growing demand for dedicated freighters as operators grapple with the impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. An operator of an all-Boeing freighter fleet, China Airlines debuted its new 777 Freighter during a ceremony in Taipei.
China Airlines aims to increase its cargo capacity by 15% in 2021 and is planning to launch the 777 Freighter on routes connecting Taipei with North America — a key market with strong demand and escalating yields. The airline is set to take five more 777 Freighters as part of an order announced at the 2019 Paris Air Show.Email Post to a Friend