EVA Airways commits to up to 26 Boeing widebody Aircraft
Taipei-based EVA Airways will buy up to 24 Boeing 787-10s and two additional 777-300ER aircraft, in an order valued at more than $8 billion at list prices. Boeing said the Taiwanese carrier will “join the 787-10 launch customer team and will be one of the first airlines to introduce the newest member of the 787 Dreamliner family.”
EVA Airways continues to modernize its long-haul fleet by replacing aging aircraft and these new aircraft will allow the airline to expand into new markets, particularly in Southeast Asia, Oceania and North America.
The airline operates 21 777-300ERs. With its intent to purchase two additional 777-300ERs as part of this deal, EVA Airways will have unfilled orders for 15 777-300ERs and five 777 freighters, as well as 24 787-10s—both direct purchased and leased, according to Boeing.