Taiwan-based EVA Air has today finalized an order for five additional Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, complementing their fleet of 10 787s, including four 787-9s and six 787-10s. Including the new order, EVA currently has nine 787-9s and 10 787-10s on order.
On Thursday (March 30, 2023) Boeing announced that Taiwan-based EVA Air has finalized an order for five additional state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Including today’s order, the carrier’s 787 order book with Boeing currently includes nine 787-9s and seven 787-10s. EVA currently operates a fleet of 10 787-10s and four 787-9s, as well as one of the world’s largest 777 fleets with over 40 airplanes, including passenger and freighter models. EVA also has one Boeing 777 Freighter on order. Built with lightweight composites and powered by advanced GEnx engines, the Boeing 787-9 will provide the five-star airline with increased capacity, greater range and 25 percent greater fuel efficiency versus previous generation airplanes. EVA Air’s 787 fleet has provided the carrier with added flexibility on long-haul routes to North America, Europe and Asia.
In Thursday’s order announcement, EVA Air’s President, Clay Sun, said,
“Our 787 fleet has become the foundation of our carbon-neutral growth strategy and we will continue to leverage this airplane's unrivaled efficiency and performance for many years to come. This new order supports our ongoing commitment to operate a more sustainable fleet that will enable us to reduce carbon emissions, while providing our passengers with world-class service.”
Also commenting on the incremental 787 order, Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ CEO, Stan Deal, said,
“EVA Air operates one of the most efficient and sustainable widebody fleets in the world, with repeat orders for the 787 serving as a testament to the value this family of airplanes brings to its network. With additional Dreamliners, EVA Air is well positioned for growth, especially as passenger traffic returns to pre-pandemic levels in Asia.”
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