Toulouse | October 22, 2018–Taiwan’s China Airlines (CAL) has taken delivery of its newest A350-900 aircraft, which features a unique joint livery that combines the airline’s distinctive plum blossom logo with Airbus’ exclusive A350 XWB carbon fibre pattern.

Following this delivery, China Airlines today has 14 A350-900 aircraft in its fleet. The airline operates these aircraft on non-stop long haul routes, including services from Taipei to Europe and North America as well on selected routes in the Asia-Pacific region.

Since entry into service in 2015, the A350 XWB has established itself as the new long range leader in the larger twin aisle category. Over 200 aircraft are already in service with 22 airlines, flying primarily on long haul routes.

At the end of September 2018, Airbus had recorded a total of 890 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 46 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft programmes ever.

Innovations introduced with the A350 XWB Family include the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fibre fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce engines. Together, these features translate into unrivalled levels of operational efficiency, with a 25 per cent reduction in fuel consumption compared with older generation aircraft of the same size, as well as significantly lower maintenance costs.

Paris Air Show, Le Bourget, France, June 13, 2015– 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.