Carrier grows its Airbus widebody fleet for regional and long haul routes
EVA Air of Taiwan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus for the purchase of four additional A330-300s. As with its existing A330 fleet, the new aircraft will be powered by CF6-80 engines by General Electric.
“We are delighted that EVA Air has renewed its confidence in the A330,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “The unbeatable operating costs and superior comfort levels offered by the aircraft make it the perfect platform for EVA Air’s high quality product offering. We look forward to developing further our partnership with EVA Air to meet its requirements in both the widebody and single aisle market.”
EVA Air currently operates a fleet of 29 Airbus aircraft, including 14 A330s and 15 A321s.
The A330 is one of the most popular widebody aircraft ever and has to date won over 1,500 orders, with over 1,100 flying with some 110 operators worldwide. The A330 Family is part of the world’s most modern and comprehensive widebody product line, which also includes the larger A350 XWB and double deck A380. Together, the various family members and type variants efficiently cover all airline widebody requirements for regional, medium and long-haul operations, seating from 250 to over 500 passengers and sharing unique levels of operational commonality.