China Airlines took delivery of its first of 10 Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) on 3 October 2014.
The Taiwan flag carrier will introduce a new cabin interior onboard its 777-300ER designed by award-winning Taiwanese architect Ray Chen. The airline configured its 777-300ER to seat 358 passengers in a three-class layout highlighted by the new ‘Family Couch’ seats in economy class, where three seats convert into a flat surface for rest and relaxation.
China Airlines will launch operations of their first 777-300ER to Hong Kong in October and will eventually introduce the airplane on transpacific routes, connecting Taipei with major cities in North America, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.
The Boeing 777 is a twin-engine, long-haul airplane. The 777-300ER is equipped with powerful GE90-115B jet engines, and can travel a maximum range of 7,825 nautical miles (14,490 kilometers).
Headquartered in Taoyuan, China Airlines is the largest carrier in Taiwan with a Group fleet of nearly 90 airplanes. The airline currently serves more than 13 million passengers annually to over 118 destinations across the globe.