China Airlines orders six Boeing 777-300ER aircraft

TAIPEI, Taiwan, 22 Dec. 2012. China Airlines has ordered six Boeing [NYSE: BA] 777-300ERs (extended range) airplanes.

Dec 22nd, 2012
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TAIPEI, Taiwan, 22 Dec. 2012. China Airlines has ordered six Boeing [NYSE: BA] 777-300ERs (extended range) airplanes. The order, which is valued at approximately $2 billion at list prices, includes purchase rights for four additional 777-300ERs. The new airplanes will become the first 777s to join China Airlines' fleet.

China Airlines is currently renewing its long-haul fleet and plans to operate the new 777-300ERs on trans-Pacific flights between North America and Asia.

The Boeing 777 is a twin-engine, long-haul airplane. China Airlines will configure its 777-300ERs to accommodate more than 350 passengers in a three-class configuration and has a maximum range of 9,005 miles. The Boeing 777 received 200 orders in 2011.

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 747-400Fs.

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