With luck a 777 would appear instead of the usual A330/747 morning service from Taipei last year, but this will now become the norm.
China Airlines has been operating the A330s since 2004, and this fleet has grown to 24 aircraft today all powered by the GE CF6-80E1 engines. The A330s were replacements for their aging A300s.
During the summer peak period, China Airlines upgauges its Brisbane/Auckland service from an A330 to a 747, seen here on final in to Brisbane.
She is on her reverse thrust after making contact with the tarmac of 14R, WMKK.
One of four A340-300s that remain active with China Airlines as of January 2016. This particular frame was delivered to the airline on July 11, 2003. Approaching the gates after arriving from Taip... (more)