TAIPEI, 7 NOV | Taiwanese carrier, EVA Air has announced an order with Airbus for 18 Airbus A350-1000s, and 15 A321neos in a deal worth up to USD $10.1 Billion. Since June this year, the airline had been eyeing new widebody aircraft such as the A350 or the Boeing 777x, and has since come to a decision to pick the largest variant of the Airbus A350.
The Airbus A350-1000s will replace (or complement) the airline's aging fleet of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on major long haul routes such as those to the US, and will likely become the airline's flagship aircraft, offerring unmatched range, capacity and comfort. This is a huge loss to Boeing as it shows that the significant delays in the Boeing 777X have diverted away customers, since EVA Air had been a loyal customer to Boeing for long-haul aircraft.
The new incoming A321neos will likely replace the airline's older A321ceos. The Airbus A321neo is one of the most efficient narrow body aircraft in the market, combining great range and efficiency- definitely an improvement to the original A321.