For its future narrow-body fleet, Taiwan-based China Airlines has selected the Airbus A321neo in a new set of orders to replace its aging aircraft. Along with the A321s, the airline will also order new Boeing 777 Freighters.

The combined order will include a total of up to 25 Airbus A321neos – 14 that will be leased and 11 firm orders – set to enter service in 2021 and is expected to replace its current Boeing 737-800 fleet for its regional flights. At present, China Airlines operates 18 737-800s.

For the Boeing 777 Freighters, the airline has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Boeing for three jets, with an option for an additional three. The 777 freighters are expected to replace its older Boeing 747-400 Freighters the airline operates on cargo flights, which the fleet count is 18.

With the new orders, China Airlines will become a mostly Airbus aircraft fleet with the exception of the Boeing 777 and 747 jets. Along with the A321s, China Airlines also operates Airbus A330 and A350 aircraft.

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