Boeing, China Airlines Announce Order for Six 777s

              Boeing, China Airlines Announce Order for Six 777s

- Order marks the first 777 purchase for China Airlines

PR Newswire

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Dec. 21, 2012

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and China
Airlines today announced an order for six 777-300ERs (Extended Range)
airplanes. The order isvalued at approximately $2 billion at list prices. The
new airplanes will become the first 777s to join China Airlines' fleet.

"The introduction of the 777-300ER into our fleet is another important step
toward growing our global operations and enhancing our product offering," said
Huang-Hsiang Sun, president of China Airlines. "The 777-300ER sets the
standard for twin-aisle airplanes with improved reliability and airplane
performance. Our new 777-300ER airplanes will feature new interiors that will
enhance the flying experience for our passengers."

Taiwan's flag carrier is in the midst of renewing its long-haul fleet and
plans to operate the new 777-300ERs on new transpacific flights between North
America and Asia. The new airplanes will help the airline enhance its status
as the largest airline in Taiwan and a leading global carrier.

"China Airlines has been a valued Boeing customer for more than 50 years and
we are honored the airline has chosen the 777-300ER to expand its long-haul
fleet," said Ray Conner, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
"The introduction of the new 777-300ERs will provide China Airlines with new
state-of-the-art cabin interiors, while adding improved airplane performance
and economics to its long haul fleet."

The Boeing 777 is the world's most successful twin-engine, long-haul airplane
and it continues to be preferred by airlines around the world, setting a
record of 200 airplane orders in 2011. It is 19 percent lighter than its
closest competitor, produces 22 percent less carbon dioxide per seat and costs
20 percent less to operate per seat. China Airlines will configure its
777-300ERs to accommodate more than 350 passengers in a three-class
configuration and has a maximum range of 7,825 nautical miles (14,490 km).

In addition to the Boeing order for six 777-300ERs, China Airlines also will
lease four 777-300ERs from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). China
Airlines currently operates 23 Boeing passenger airplanes consisting of
747-400s and 737-800s, and 21 Boeing cargo aircraft consisting of 747-400F's.

Kevin Yoo
BCA International Communications
+1 206-249-6372

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