Taiwan’s China Airlines outlines fleet delivery plan

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Taiwan's China Airlines has outlined its fleet delivery plan for the period from 2013 onwards.

It plans to receive two Airbus A330-300 aircraft and six Boeing 737-800 aircraft over the next two years, which will be on lease, says an airline official.

The carrier is also expected to receive the first of 14 Airbus A350-900s it has on order at the end of 2016.

China Airlines has confirmed that it is evaluating options to replace its Boeing 747-400 fleet and this will be made through a combination of leases and purchases.

It is examining A350-900s and -1000s, and Boeing 777-300ERs to replace the 747s, adds the official, without specifying its delivery timeline or the number of aircraft it plans to acquire.