China Airlines will modernise its cargo fleet with up to six Boeing 777 Freighters to replace older 747Fs.
The 777 Freighter is capable of flying 4,970 nautical miles with a maximum payload of 102 tonnes.
Boeing says that in addition to its range, the 777F can accommodate 27 standard pallets measuring 96 inches by 125 inches on the main deck.
Hsieh Su-Chien, chairman of China Airlines says: “Air cargo is an important part of our overall business and the introduction of these new Boeing 777 Freighters will play an integral role in our long-term growth strategy. As we transition our Freighter fleet to the 777Fs from the older 747Fs, this will enable us to deliver world-class services to our customers more efficiently and reliably.”
Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing at The Boeing Company says: “The global air freight market is forecasted to double over the next 20 years, and the 777 Freighter’s market-leading capabilities and economics will help China Airlines extend their network and grow their cargo business.”