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24-Dec-2012 8:41 AM

China Airlines announces order for six 777s

China Airlines and Boeing announced (21-Dec-2012) an order for six 777-300ERs. The order is valued at approximately USD2 billion at list prices and the aircraft will become the first 777s to join China Airlines' fleet. China Airlines president Huang-Hsiang Sun said, "The introduction of the 777-300ER into our fleet is another important step toward growing our global operations and enhancing our product offering". The Taiwanese carrier is in the midst of renewing its long-haul fleet and plans to operate the new 777-300ERs on new transpacific services between North America and Asia. 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 aircraft consisting of 747-400s and 737-800s, and 21 Boeing cargo aircraft consisting of 747-400F's.[more - original PR]

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