Taiwan’s TransAsia to increase aircraft on order

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TransAsia Airways plans to increase the number of Airbus A321neo and ATR 72-600 aircraft it has on order.

The Taiwanese carrier will convert six of the A321neos it has on option into firm orders and it will have a total of 12 firm orders for the type, says a spokeswoman from the airline. It also has six A321s on order.

The Taipei-based airline will also increase the number of ATR 72-600s it has on order from eight to nine and its options from two to three.

TransAsia's first Airbus A330-300 will arrive in November and the airline will deploy the aircraft on services to cities such as Singapore and Osaka. The aircraft will be able to accommodate 300 passengers in a two-class configuration, adds the spokeswoman.

The airline operates A320 family aircraft and nine ATR 72-500 aircraft, according to Flightglobal Pro data.