Tawian-based EVA Air is boosting its commitment to the 787 Dreamliner by announcing a further purchase of 787s.
The airline will eventually welcome five additional 787s to help it with plans and match growth. The aircraft are expected to arrive in 2025 and conclude to be delivered sometime in 2027, representing two years.
The specific variant selected is that of the 787-9. However, EVA Air is also a carrier that operates the larger 787-10 alongside the -9. Therefore, the -9 is the perfect middle ground for airlines between the -8 and -10. In addition, its good range and capacity make it an ideal choice for airlines’ medium to long-haul routes.
Qantas operates the aircraft from Perth to London. Meanwhile, Air New Zealand deploys their 787-9 from Auckland to New York JFK. These two routes are among the longest in the world and are operated by twin-engined planes.
News of the additional commitment a matter of days after Boeing secured the approval necessary to begin deliveries of the widebody once more.