Boeing and China Airlines this week finalised an order for eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners at the 2023 Paris Air Show.

This firm order, which was previously posted to Boeing’s orders and deliveries website as unidentified, follows the airline’s first-ever order for 16 787-9s announced last year.

China Airlines also becomes the newest 787-10 customer as it converts six 787-9s to the 787-10, the largest member of the 787 family, to add flexibility and capacity on its regional network as passenger demand continues to rise above pre-pandemic levels.

With this order, the carrier will introduce 24 787s over the next several years, strengthening the airline’s existing global network.

The 787 enables the Taiwanese flag carrier to reduce fuel use and emissions by 20 per cent, which will support the airline to meet its sustainability goals.

The SkyTeam carrier earlier this month also confirmed the addition of two extra Airbus A350-900 aircraft. These will grow its A350 fleet to 16 units.

China Airlines has announced plans to increase flying to Europe, including a new A350 service between its Taipei hub and Prague, the Czech capital.

All China Airlines long-haul aircraft come in a three-class cabin configuration, comprising business, premium economy and economy class seating.

In all, the carrier currently operates 66 passenger aircraft, including A321 neo, A330-300 and 737-800 narrowbody aircraft on its shorter regional routes. These aircraft come without premium economy.