Eva Air intends to replace its five Boeing MD-90s with its incoming fleet of Airbus A321 aircraft.
The Taiwanese carrier is leasing 12 A321s from Aviation Capital Group and the aircraft will be delivered between 2012 and 2014. It received its first A321 on 31 October and will deploy the aircraft on regional routes.
The carrier also has plans to replace subsidiary Uni Air's fleet of Bombardier Dash 8 Q300s and MD-90s with ATR72-600s and A321s respectively, says an Eva Air official.
Uni Air received its first ATR72-600 aircraft on 27 September. It has nine more of the turboprops on order.
"[The] ATRs [are] introduced mainly to replace the Q300s and at the same time will replace some domestic routes operated with MD-90s," she adds.