Taipei-based China Airlines expects to take delivery of its first of 14 Airbus A350-900s in July 2016, a spokesperson confirmed to ATW in Taipei. The Taiwanese carrier will begin to replace its Airbus A340-300s with the A350-900 in next year’s third quarter. “The A350 will be operated mostly on routes to Europe,” the spokesperson added. China Airlines chairman and CEO Hang Hung Sun told ATW in July the carrier would take delivery of “four A350s in 2016, six in 2017 ...

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