China Airlines selects A321neo for narrowbody fleet replacement programme

    China Airlines selected (08-May-2019) A321neo as its aircraft of choice for its narrowbody passenger aircraft replacement programme, with plans to introduce 14 leased A321neo aircraft initially from 2021. The negotiation for additional 11 firm and five option aircraft orders will be initiated simultaneously. The carrier plans to deploy the new aircraft on long haul routes and regional routes. New cabin designs will also be implemented in the new narrowbody aircraft, including seating configuration and inflight entertainment system.