Export booming, China Airlines from Taiwan orders 4 more Boeing freighters

Export booming, China Airlines from Taiwan orders 4 more Boeing freighters

Tech powerhouse Taiwan, a major semiconductor manufacturer, has benefited from demand for tablets, laptops and other gadgets during the work-and-study-from-home trend during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taiwan’s China Airlines Ltd said on Thursday its board had endorsed the acquisition of four more Boeing Co 777F freighters, adding to a previous order for six of a similar model as it moves forward ability to support the island’s booming exports. The planes would start conveyances from 2023, it included an assertion. Three of the six recently ordered aircraft have as of now shown up. China Airlines, Taiwan’s biggest carrier and the world’s fifth biggest airship freight operator, likewise operates 18 747 freighters.

Taiwan’s exports rose 29.4% in 2021 to a record high.

Boeing this week said it aims to increase its 777/777X production to three aircraft per month in 2022 from two previously, fuelled by orders for 777 freighters amid booming air cargo demand. It reiterated plans to deliver the first 777X in late 2023.

China Airlines also operates 10 passenger 777-300 jets in its long-haul fleet.

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