Eva Air has placed a significant order with Airbus. The Taiwanese carrier has chosen to acquire 18 A350-1000 jets, marking a successful expansion of Airbus’ largest wide-body model. In addition to the A350-1000s, Eva Air will also add 15 A321neo single-aisle aircraft to its growing fleet. The total value of this deal is estimated at approximately US$10.1 billion (£8.3 billion).
The introduction of the A350-1000 planes will herald a significant transformation for Eva Air, as the airline is set to replace its existing Boeing 777-300ERs. Presently, the airline operates a fleet of 34 Boeing 777-300ERs, with some of these aircraft approaching their 20-year mark.
As of the previous month, the airline boasted a total fleet of 87 aircraft, primarily composed of passenger jets and a selection of freighter aircraft. Earlier this year, the carrier expanded its future capabilities by adding five 787 Dreamliners to its order backlog.