China Airlines finalized order for up to 24 Dreamliner airplanes
For 16 B-787/9 with options for eight additional jets
Boeing and China Airlines announced they have finalized an order for up to 24 B-787 Dreamliners, as the carrier invests in the fuel-efficient widebody to expand passenger and cargo operations. The deal includes a firm order for 16 of the longest range 787/9 with options for eight additional jets, a landmark purchase that will enable the airline to meet its long-term sustainability goals.
The model of the Dreamliner family, the 787/9 will allow China Airlines to operate with the lowest trip cost among medium-sized widebodies, while reducing fuel use and emissions. Since entering service in 2011, the 787 family's fuel efficiency, flexibility and range have enabled airlines to open more than 325 new non-stop routes and reduce carbon emissions by 80 billion pounds.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency