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Taiwan airline buying three more 777s from Boeing

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on May 8, 2012 at 9:19 am with No Comments »
May 8, 2012 9:19 am

Taiwan’s EVA Air has finalized orders for three Boeing 777-300ER long-haul jetliners, Boeing announced today. EVA’s order also includes purchase rights for four additional 777s.

At list prices, the Everett-built jets are worth nearly $300 million each.

“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 also announced plans to lease four more 777-300ERs from General Electric Capital Aviation services. The airline already operates 15 777s.

The 777-300ER is the largest version of the twin-engine 777 with seating for 365 passengers in a typical configuration. The plane can travel some 9,100 miles non-stop.

EVA Air has served Sea-Tac Airport for several years linking the Puget Sound area to its Asian hub in Taipei.

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