China Airlines selects Boeing 787 to expand global network and cargo capacity

China Airlines has ordered 24 Boeing 787 Dreamliners ©Boeing

Boeing and China Airlines have finalised an order for up to 24 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, as the carrier invests in the fuel-efficient wide-body jet to expand passenger and cargo operations. The deal includes a firm order for 16 of the longest-range 787-9s with options for eight additional jets, a landmark purchase that will enable the airline to meet its long-term sustainability goals.

“We are excited to introduce the 787-9 Dreamliner into our operations as we continue to upgrade our fleet with more modern, fuel-efficient airplanes. Adding the state-of-the-art 787 will help us reduce carbon emissions, while also providing our customers with unmatched levels of comfort,” said China Airlines Chairman Hsieh Su-Chien. “Our continuous investment in fleet modernisation is the cornerstone of our sustainability efforts. The 787’s best-in-class efficiency and low operating costs will allow us to expand our network for years to come.”

Powered by advanced engines and a suite of environmentally progressive technologies, the 787 family has an airport-noise footprint that is 60% smaller than the previous generation of airplanes. In addition, the 787’s revolutionary composite structures resist corrosion and are perfect for operating in warm and humid climates served by Taipei-based China Airlines.

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