Eva Air awaits 787-10 information before 2013 widebody order

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Taiwan's Eva Air is waiting for Boeing to provide more information on its proposed 787-10 before making a decision next year on a replacement for its Airbus A330 fleet.

The airline is also assessing the Airbus A350-900 and has collected information on the widebody as well, says its senior vice-president Glenn Chai.

"Boeing has said that it will release some information on the 787-10 by the end of 2012. We have already received the information we need on the A350-900. We will make a decision in 2013," he adds.

The airline, which will join the Star Alliance in 2013, has ordered seven Boeing 777-300ERs to replace its Boeing 747-400 fleet. These will join the 15 777-300ERs that are already in its fleet and help the carrier to grow its long-haul network.

"This will help us to grow our trans-Pacific services by 20-30%. In Taiwan, Eva Air is already the biggest operator to the US market with 42 weekly services and we will look for more points to add services to," says Chai.