03 December 2015

1st A350 delivery for China Airlines scheduled for July/2016.

Taipei-based China Airlines expects to take delivery of its 1st of 14 Airbus A350-900s in July 2016, a spokesperson confirmed to ATW in Taipei.

The Taiwanese carrier will begin to replace its Airbus A340-300s with the A350-900 in 3Q/2016.

“The A350 will be operated mostly on routes to Europe,” the spokesperson added.

China Airlines chairman and CEO Hang Hung Sun said 5 months ago the carrier would take delivery of “4 A350s in 2016, 6 in 2017 and 4 more in 2018” when “9 of our 13 747-400s will be removed from the fleet.”

Based on the article “China Airlines to take first Airbus A350-900 in July 2016” published in ATW.

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