China Airlines’ newest 777-300ER (Extended Range) landed at Le Bourget, France today, marking the debut of China Airlines’ new twin-aisle jet at the Paris Air Show.
“China Airlines is proud to introduce our newest 777-300ER to the global audience at the Paris Air Show,” said China Airlines Chairman Huang-Hsiang Sun. “We are confident that our 777-300ER will not only help showcase Taiwanese history, culture and taste, but also leave a lasting impression on the beauty of Taiwan to aviation enthusiasts who attend the show.”
Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Taiwan’s flag carrier will have the 777-300ER on static display from Monday, June 15 to Thursday, June 18 at Le Bourget. Interior tours of the award-winning cabin interior are scheduled to take place daily along with virtual 3-D tours of the airplane powered by the Google Box application.
“We are truly honored to have China Airlines showcase their wonderful 777-300ER at this year’s Paris Air Show,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Northeast Asia Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “China Airlines has raised the bar in terms of passenger experience and comfort with their new cabin design and I am confident that it will capture the hearts of many travelers around the world as they continue to expand into new markets.”
China Airlines currently operates five newly configured 777-300ERs on routes serving Hong Kong, Bangkok, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The airline is scheduled to receive five more in the next couple of years to support the launch of new European and North American routes.
Based in the northwestern city of Taoyuan, China Airlines is Taiwan’s largest carrier, with 115 destinations in 29 countries and regions worldwide. The airline operates more than 100 flights weekly from mainland China to Taiwan, and that number is expected to grow as liberalization of rules and regulations continues, allowing more mainland Chinese tourists to fly into and through Taiwan.