EK already flies to PEK and PVG, so it certainly would not want to jeopardise those routes. Really, the best option for TPE is to codeshare with CX or TG, rather than going through the rigmarole of a separate fleet.
Trex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 5098 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3618 times:
Quoting Kaitak (Reply 1): I understand that CI is to return the A340-300s to lessors after their lease terms run out.
they only have one leased A343, the ex SQ one which belongs to Boeing, the other 6 they own. that is due back before the summer (or at least Boeing was marketing it end of last year as available this summer)
Quoting Kaitak (Reply 1): There was talk some time ago of China Airlines buying 747-8s; what is happening with this?
still pending. as I said tongue in cheek a few weeks ago they are probably waiting for the US to approve those 66 F16s they wanted. given the Pentagon just announced an almost 400 million$ sale of amraams and maverick missiles for their air force, maybe this 747-8 order is slowly inching to fruition!