China Airlines has ordered four 777 Freighters, with the order valued at US$1.4 billion at list prices.
The airline hopes the new aircraft will enable it to “capture new market opportunities as global air cargo demand continues to grow”.
“The 777 Freighter has played a critical role in our efforts to maintain profitability during the pandemic, and these additional airplanes will be an integral part of our long-term growth strategy,” said China Airlines’ chairman Hsieh Su-Chien. “We are excited to add more 777 Freighters due to their operational efficiency and reliability. Our fleet modernisation programme will enable us to deliver added value to our customers, especially as the global supply chain continues to evolve.”
Boeing’s senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing Ihssane Mounir commented: “We are thrilled that China Airlines has again selected the 777 Freighter to serve as the backbone of its world-class air cargo fleet. The capabilities of the 777 Freighter provide added capacity, improved efficiency and greater value to China Airlines’ customers, enabling the carrier to meet air cargo demand and position itself for long-term growth.”