Boeing confirmed today that this order also includes the future purchase rights for an additional four aircraft.
“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.”
EVA Air, based in Taiwan, is currently increasing its airline fleet with the aim of increasing flights to the growing markets of mainland China. They will also grow the number of destinations the airline serves in North Asia. With a modern fleet the airline hopes to become the preferred carrier in Taiwan,
“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.”
At the moment EVA Air has a fleet of 15 Boeing 777-300Er aircraft. The airline will add a further seven airliners to its current fleet of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Along with this order for three new 777 aircraft EVA Air is to lease four 777-300ER jets from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS).