EVA Air takes delivery of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Taipei-based EVA Air has announced it has taken delivery of its first Boeing (NYSE: BA) via a lease from Air Lease Corp. (ALC) (NYSE: AL), the company said.

EVA Air said it plans to debut the long-range and super-efficient airplane on international routes in November.

The airline said the delivery will revolutionize Taiwan´s commercial aviation industry and elevate EVA Airs position as a five-star global airline.

The delivery marks the first of 24 Dreamliners for EVA Air. In 2015, EVA Air announced a landmark order for 18 787-10 airplanes along with plans to operate four 787-9s and two 787-10s on lease from ALC.

EVA Air serves international routes with approximately 565 weekly flights.