Taipei-based EVA Air has finalized an order for
three Boeing 777-300ERs (Extended Range) airplanes. The order also
includes purchase rights for an additional four airplanes.
"The 777-300ER is the flagship of our long-haul
fleet and will play an important role in growing our global
operations," said Chang Kuo-wei, president of EVA Air. "The highly
efficient, technologically advanced airplane will enhance the
premium flying experience for passengers and will also allow us to
open new destinations around the world."
carrier is in the midst of growing its airplane fleet to increase
frequency to mainland China and new destinations in North Asia.
"We are honored EVA
Air has again chosen the 777-300ER to expand its long-haul fleet,"
said Ray Conner, senior vice president of Sales and Customer
Support, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "EVA Air was a launch
customer for the 777-300ER in 2000 and today the airline is among
the leading global airlines operating out of Asia."
addition to the Boeing order for three 777-300ERs, EVA Air will
also lease four 777-300ERs from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), adding a total of seven new 777-300ER airplanes to its
long-haul twin-aisle fleet. EVA Air currently operates 15
The 777-300ER seats up to 365 passengers in a three-class configuration and has
a maximum range of 7,930 nautical miles (14,685 km).
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