China Airlines confirms order for up to 24 Boeing 787-9 jets

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Boeing and China Airlines announced Wednesday that the airline placed an order for up to 24 787 Dreamliners. The agreement includes a firm order for 16 of the 787-9s with options for eight additional aircraft.

“We are pleased to introduce the 787-9 Dreamliner into our operations as we continue to upgrade our fleet with more modern, fuel-efficient aircraft. The addition of the 787 will help us reduce carbon emissions while providing our customers with unmatched levels of comfort,” said China Airlines President Hsieh Su-Chien.

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“The 787’s superior fuel efficiency and range, combined with China Airlines’ existing 777-300ER fleet, will enable the airline to grow efficiently and also expand its global route network,” said Ihssane Mounir, Boeing senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing.

China Airlines now has 22 Boeing aircraft on order, including six 777 freighters. The airline also currently operates 10 777-300ERs.