TAIPEI, TAIWAN — On March 13th, Taiwan's EVA Air announced that it had placed an order for five more Boeing 787-9s, which are scheduled for delivery between 2025 and 2027. The airline is aiming to bolster its fleet to accommodate future expansion plans and has directly placed the order with Boeing.

EVA Air plans to deploy the newly ordered Boeing 787-9s on routes to North America and Europe. The Asian carrier has opted for General Electric's GEnx engines to power these new aircraft, which is consistent with its current 787 fleet.

As of now, EVA Air operates four 787-9s, and two of the new orders are expected to be delivered later this year. The airline also expects to take delivery of a 787-10 variant this year. After all the Dreamliners have been delivered, the total number of Dreamliners in EVA Air's fleet is expected to be 26 by 2027.

EVA Air presently operates an extensive fleet of aircraft that includes 32 Boeing 777-300ERs and seven 777Fs, with one more freighter scheduled for delivery at the end of 2023. The airline plans to expand its freighter fleet to eight aircraft by 2025.

EVA Air operates three Airbus A330-200s and nine Airbus A330-300s on its medium-haul routes; however, the carrier plans to phase out three A330-300s this year. Along with its A330s, the Taipei-based carrier operates 21 Airbus A321ceos, but three of them are scheduled for retirement this year. By the end of the year, the total number of aircraft that are in service in EVA Air's fleet is expected to be 85.